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Volunteers collect HOVE rubbish

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Video courtesy of the Office of the Mayor


Nearly 80 volunteers collected an estimated 62 tons of illegally dumped tires, batteries and other rubbish in a massive community clean up Saturday in the community of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

Three days of rubbish collection are planned by a community group led by Cynthia Young of Keep Hawaii Beautiful Inc., Tita Tayamen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Ka’u Ward, and
Mike Dubois, coordinator for the Ka’u Prevent Illegal Dumping Task Force.

Heavy equipment and operators are being provided for the cleanup 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 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 county Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Office of the Mayor, and 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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