STAND. COM. REP. NO.2743
RE: S.B. No. 2266
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2266, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RECYCLING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow the counties, as part of their recycling and bioconversion requirements, to consider establishing a curbside recycling program.
The bill suggests many components of such a system, including suggesting the types of recyclable materials to be collected, a drop-off or buy-back recycling facility, provisions for the actual recycling, and provisions for public education and compliance. The bill also allows the counties to establish a fee for curbside recycling.
Your Committee finds that litter comprised of recyclable materials is not only an eyesore, damaging Hawaii's natural beauty so cherished by residents and visitors alike, but is also a waste of valuable resources. By providing suggested curbside recycling guidelines for the counties' consideration, your Committee hopes to encourage recycling in Hawaii.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2266, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair