Reward offered for outlaw dumpers

CIRA de CASTILLOTGI Staff Writer

KAPA’A – The county has adopted a new strategy aimed at controlling illegal

dumping at the Kapa’a Refuse Transfer Station. A reward is being offered for

information leading to the arrest of violators.

That means anyone who

witnesses someone in the act of illegal dumping outside or within the transfer

station should call Crime Stoppers at 245-6787 to report the

incident.

County Solid Waste Coordinator Troy Tanigawa said the county

plans to crack down on illegal dumping at the transfer station. Junk cars,

abandoned outside the transfer station gates, have become a chronic

problem.

Tanigawa has posted new “NO DUMPING” signs with a warning that a

$1,000 fine is the price for each dumping violation.

The pilot program is

aimed at discouraging illegal dumping of discarded washing machines, shells of

junk cars, worn tires and an assortment of unwanted items that have been strewn

along Apopo Road, approaching the dump, creating a health and safety

problem.

To report violators, call Crime Stoppers at 241-6787 or the Kauai

Police Department at 241-6711.

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