Letter for Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Lawa‘i is not a landfill

We live in Kalaheo, and have for 23 years, Lawa‘i post office, 7-Eleven, and Lawa‘i Kaua‘i County recycling locations we frequent on a daily basis. We take our recycling for obvious reasons. Any effort can help this county, state and earth.

But please explain why people continue to treat this area like their personal dump site? If I go there and the recycling receptacles are full, I go home and try another day. Other people choose to just offload it and pile it next to the receptacles, or by the dumpsters that are private property. Do these people expect the hardworking county workers, 7-Eleven, post office to take care of it? Do these people have no respect for any of these people? The Hanapepe Transfer Station is 12 minutes away. Take a drive and respect this location.

Basically, we find it a total disrespect for these locations and Kaua‘i. I’ve personally called out people doing this, and received stupid, ignorant replies. Downright lazy. If you want to coexist and live in paradise, do us all a favor and treat and respect paradise. Otherwise? I’m sure there are other places you can treat like a dump site.

Just saying.

Jules Cannon, Lawa‘i

  1. Kauaidoug July 8, 2020 10:10 am Reply

    I understand your point completely. I’ve seen more trash on the beach and at Lydgate park than ever. Tourists didn’t do it!

  2. Rev Dr Malama July 8, 2020 10:32 am Reply

    Interested in knowing what ethnicities you check on various applications? I was also raised in Hawai’i and thought Filipino were Spanish and Portuguese were Caucasian because they told me so…..
    Many still believe that they are not Hispanic if Portuguese but Caucasian…..
    Why does it matter? I also want to see one people under God but am acutely aware of the situation world wide to ethnic violence and superiority.
    It’s a worthy thing to review the blatant discrimination and unlawful practices of cultural genocide committed in Hawaii.
    Now that the truth is known it is within our power to reclaim our Hawai’ian Nation under God.

  3. Garbage Man July 9, 2020 4:18 am Reply

    Jules, you are blessed and truly living the life of paradise, of recycle issues are your only problem.

    And if so, why not volunteer a few minutes and clean up the area with, well dang if I know, I don’t have your problem.

    I have happy tourists problems who should be supporting my children and my job.

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