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Community alliance launches Ocean View cleanup

(Photo special to Hawaii 24/7)


An alliance of community volunteers and businesses led by Keep Hawaii Beautiful Inc., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Ka‘u Ward and Mike Dubois as coordinator for the Ka‘u Prevent Illegal Dumping Task Force will launch the first of three days of cleanup of illegal dump sites in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on Saturday, July 30.

Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers for “The Big Cleanup” will gather at the intersection of Seabreeze and Iwalani Street for a safety briefing by representatives for the county Fire Department, and will be divided into work groups.

Sign in and briefing will begin at 7 a.m.

Heavy equipment and operators are being provided for the event by Arrow Hawaiian.

Atlas Recycling Center and Big Island Scrap Metal will provide roll-off containers to collect scrap metals and rubbish.

Pacific Waste Hauling and Superior Sanitation Waste Hauling will provide hauling to the Puuanahulu landfill. Other sponsors Ocean View Auto Parts & Precision Construction.

Additional work days are planned for Aug. 4 and Aug. 5 using heavy equipment and operators from Goodfellow Bros. Inc. Those events will use excavators and other equipment to clean dump sites in lava tubes and other areas that are not readily accessible from subdivision roadways.

“The Big Cleanup” is being funded by a grant from the Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Office of the Mayor, and Hawaii County Police Department, which helped to form the Ka‘u Prevent Illegal Dumping Task Force.

Funding to cover the cost of tire disposal is being provided by the Office of the Mayor.

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