March 27, 2013
By MELISSA TANJI – Staff Writer (firstname.lastname@example.org) , 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.