Mayor to close recycling dropboxes and reduce County's recycling budget

Half of recycling centers would be affected

March 27, 2013

By MELISSA TANJI “ Staff Writer ( , The Maui News

Dropping off your cardboard, newspaper and nonredeemable glass and plastic bottles at some neighborhood county recycling centers may become a thing of the past under a proposal by Mayor Alan Arakawa. The mayor confirmed Tuesday that he is seeking to eliminate around $700,000 in funding from the 2013-14 budget for recycling drop boxes at half of the county's eight funded recycling centers on Maui.
This will eliminate the county duplicating a service already provided by the private sector, and taxpayer money could go to other needs, Arakawa said.