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Half of recycling centers would be affected

March 27, 2013

By MELISSA TANJI – Staff Writer (mtanji@mauinews.com) , 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.