Automated trash pick-up starts Sept. 5

LIHU‘E — The county Solid Waste Division is reminding residents that the next phase of the automated refuse collection program will begin next month.

While the program does not start until Sept. 5, a county news release states, crews will be delivering new refuse carts over the course of the next few weekends.

Residents are urged to continue to use regular trash bins for refuse pickup until the automated collection program begins.

An estimated 6,500 households in Anahola, Kapa‘a, Kapahi, Wailua Homesteads and part of Hanama‘ulu will be converted to the automated refuse program, the release states.

A brochure explaining how the program works will be attached to the new refuse carts.

The department is doing its best to minimize traffic impacts during the delivery process and would like to thank the public for their patience during this time, the release states.

Residents are also being notified that the schedule for rubbish pickup may change starting Sept. 5 even for those not yet converting to the automated system. Residents with any change in service will be notified directly prior to the change.

For more information regarding trash collection changes, visit www.kauai.gov/refusecollection and click on the “Refuse Collection Day Lookup” link.

For questions on cart delivery, call 241-4091.

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