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Meetings scheduled on county’s ‘zero waste’ plan

“Zero Waste” is a philosophy and a way of life that promotes the goal to reduce the amount of material we throw away. Through small shifts in daily activities, residents can greatly reduce how much rubbish they generate, protecting the Big Island’s natural environment, preserving resources, and saving community tax dollars.

In 2007, the County Council passed legislation adopting the mission to reduce the county’s ecological footprint. With the right strategy and appropriate education, valuable resources can be seen in waste and those resources can be diverted from the landfill to the right place for recovery.

The public is invited to provide input into the county’s Zero Waste Implementation Plan.

Public input will be accepted at the following meetings:

* Waimea: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Thelma Parker Library

* Kona: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the county Liquor Commission Conference Room, 75-5722 Hanama Place, No.1107

* Hilo: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5 at Mokupapapa Discovery Center

* Pahoa: 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6 – Pahoa Community Center

— Find out more:
County Department of Environmental Management:
Recycle Hawaii:

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