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South Maui Recycling Program Trial

Maui Meadows will be the subject of an upcoming recycling program trial.
December 02, 2011

South Maui Recycling Program Trial

South Maui Homes

By Mark Harbison

The county is currently in the process of working out a new recycling program. They are hoping to test it in 2,000 South Maui homes, centered primarily in the Maui Meadows community.

Maui already has the recycling centers, and now the Arakawa administration is working on the next step, which is to purchase carts for recyclable items and green waste. That way, less material will be deposited into the Central Maui Landfill. 

Mayor Arakawa is looking for a budget amendment for the trial run, which would provide $440,000 in funding. If the funding is approved, the program could begin in May. If all goes well, other Maui communities will follow the program. 

The program entails weekly recycling pickups that would alternate between green waste and mixed recyclables, which would include paper, cans and bottles. Those items would be sorted at a processor. Regular trash collection would continue as usual.

New collection trucks wouldn't need to be purchased as the same ones used for trash pickups would be used for recycling pickups.

South Maui has become a major beacon of sustainability projects, but you might still wonder why Maui Meadows was chosen for this recycling test run. The reason is because there are both rural and urban homes within that community. The rural homes would produce more green waste and the urban homes would produce more plastic, aluminum and glass items. Program managers will be able to get a good look at a wide spectrum of proportions in regular waste, green waste and recyclables. This will help them prepare for such variability in other communities throughout the island.

Hopefully the program will be both cost effective and good for the health of the island. If you are interested in keeping up to date with South Maui events or general info about what's happening on the island, check back for our blog every Friday! As South Maui real estate specialists, we like to keep track of what is going on within the community. If you happen to be in the market for a Maui home or condo, let us know. You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page.

Blogs for December 2011

Closed Wailea Resort Becomes Unique New Hotel

Posted on December 30, 2011
Closed Wailea Resort Becomes Unique New Hotel

By Mark Harbison

If you're a resident of South Maui and frequent the beaches of Wailea, you may have noticed some construction underway on the grounds of the hotel formerly known as the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort. The Renaissance was the first hotel opened in… Continue Reading

Holiday Brunch at the Grand Wailea

Posted on December 23, 2011
Holiday Brunch at the Grand Wailea

By Mark Harbison

There are so many wonderful things about owning a South Maui home during the holiday season, and one of them is your proximity to luxurious retreats that others have to fly thousands of miles to reach. Sometimes it's nice to hang up the… Continue Reading

Maui County Alternative Energy Easier to Integrate

Posted on December 16, 2011
Maui County Alternative Energy Easier to Integrate

By Mark Harbison

Efforts toward reducing energy use and developing renewable energy sources are galloping along on Maui, and now, the Public Utilities Commission has made it easier for alternative energy providers to connect to the public utility grid throughout Hawaii.

Being relatively small, isolated land… Continue Reading

Hawaii Federal Affordable Insurance Funding

Posted on December 09, 2011
Hawaii Federal Affordable Insurance Funding

By Mark Harbison

Hawaii is receiving funding from the federal government for an affordable health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. We are one of thirteen states scheduled to be granted funds for this purpose, and will receive $14.4 million.

What is an affordable health insurance "exchange?"… Continue Reading

South Maui Recycling Program Trial

Posted on December 02, 2011
South Maui Recycling Program Trial

By Mark Harbison

The county is currently in the process of working out a new recycling program. They are hoping to test it in 2,000 South Maui homes, centered primarily in the Maui Meadows community.

Maui already has the recycling centers, and now the Arakawa administration is working… Continue Reading

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