HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.R. NO.

155

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE RESOLUTION

 

 

Requesting the Department of Environmental Services of the city and county of honolulu to convene a working group to ADDRESS the illegal dumping of bulky items AND PROPOSE ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE EXISTING BULKY ITEM PILOT PROGRAM.

 

 

 


†††† WHEREAS, the island of Oahu generates more than 2,200,000 tons of waste annually from residential, commercial, and industrial sources; and

 

†††† WHEREAS, it is estimated that over twenty-one thousand tons of bulky items are being collected annually by the City and County of Honolulu (CCH); and

 

†††† WHEREAS, ninety-one percent of the residents in the CCH consider the illegal dumping of bulky items a very serious problem; and

 

†††† WHEREAS, the CCH's Department of Environmental Services established the Honolulu Bulky Item Collection Pilot Program (Pilot Program), which requires residents in specified metro-areas of the CCH to make appointments for the collection of their bulky items, in lieu of the regular monthly collections; and

 

†††† WHEREAS, the CCH is considering whether to expand the Pilot Program county-wide; however, there are still concerns regarding illegal dumping; and

 

†††† WHEREAS, the CCH Pilot Program does not include a strategy to address the illegal dumping areas of bulky items that are approaching full capacity or a means of apprehending perpetrators who are abusing the bulky item collection system; and

 

†††† WHEREAS, providing photographs and videos of illegal dumping of bulky items to the police would assist in the apprehension of violators; now, therefore,

 

†††† BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Thirtieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2020, that the CCH Department of Environmental Services is requested to convene a working group to address illegal dumping of bulky items and propose alternative solutions to the existing Pilot Program; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the working group be jointly chaired by the CCH Director of Environmental Services, President of 808 Clean Ups, Manager of Ku Ipu ĎAina, and Policing Team of Project CLEAN; and

 

†††† BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the working group's membership include community members and neighborhood board representatives from the following:

 

†††† (1)Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board No. 1;

 

†††† (2)Kuliouou-Kalani Iki Neighborhood Board No. 2;

 

†††† (3)Waialae-Kahala Neighborhood Board No. 3;

 

†††† (4)Kaimuki Neighborhood Board No. 4;

 

†††† (5)Diamond Head-Kapahulu Neighborhood Board No. 5;

 

†††† (6)Palolo Neighborhood Board No. 6;

 

†††† (7)Manoa Neighborhood Board No. 7; and

 

†††† (8)McCully-Moiliili Neighborhood Board No. 8; and

 

†††† BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the working group submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, regarding illegal dumping of bulky items to the Legislature and Chairperson of the Honolulu City Council no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2021; and

 

†††† BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Chairperson of the Honolulu City Council, Director of Environmental Services of the City and County of Honolulu, President of 808 Clean Ups, Manager of Ka Ipu ĎAina, Policing Team of Project CLEAN, and the Chairperson of:

 

(1)Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board No. 1;

 

†††† (2)Kuliouou-Kalani Iki Neighborhood Board No. 2;

 

†††† (3)Waialae-Kahala Neighborhood Board No. 3;

 

†††† (4)Kaimuki Neighborhood Board No. 4;

 

†††† (5)Diamond Head-Kapahulu Neighborhood Board No. 5;

 

†††† (6)Palolo Neighborhood Board No. 6;

 

†††† (7)Manoa Neighborhood Board No. 7; and

 

†††† (8)McCully-Moiliili Neighborhood Board No. 8.††††††††††

 

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title:

C & C of Honolulu; Working Group; Illegal Dumping