County, UPW sign deal on automated refuse collection
Kaua'i County and the United Public Workers union have signed a supplemental agreement on an automated refuse collection service for up to 3,200 homes in Puhi, Līhu'e and portions of Hanamā'ulu beginning July 1.
The agreement was signed Tuesday.
The county is providing homes with a 96-gallon bin and says one equipment operator can service up to 33 percent more collection units per day than a manual collection system, which requires three employees.
The rubbish pickup schedule will be changing, even for those who are not yet converting to the automated program.
"The Solid Waste Division will be undertaking a massive public information campaign to ensure that the bins are distributed and the public is informed of the changes and new requirements well before the July 1 rollout date," said county engineer Donald Fujimoto, who heads the Department of Public Works.
Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. said the equipment used for the program will also be used for curbside recycling as that service becomes available.
For more information, call the Solid Waste Division at 241-4895.