By MELISSA TANJI, Staff Writer
PUUNENE - Officials at Maui Disposal want to remind
residents that there are some plastics that cannot
be recycled in the county's recycling bins.
Greg Apa, executive vice president
of Maui Disposal, said a large amount of "unrecyclable
plastic" has been left lately in the county recycling
drop boxes on Maui.
"We're getting too much plastic that cannot be
recycled and (also) household trash," Apa said.
Plastic that can't be recycled
includes hard items such as toys, outdoor furniture,
styrofoam, deli trays or shrink wrap. While plastics
without color such as milk jugs, laundry detergent
bottles and soda bottles are acceptable.
Since July 1, 2001, Maui Disposal
has been handling the materials in the county's recycling
drop boxes on Maui. Now, there are six drop boxes
on the island, one each at Makawao, Haiku, Kihei,
Kahului, Waiehu and at the Central Maui landfill.
Apa said another will be added
at Maui Community College around May 1.