bulky item service
The city kicks off a regular
pickup schedule for the island
Old mattresses, sofas and refrigerators were picked up from the curb of Waianae Coast homes yesterday as the city kicked off a regular bulky pickup schedule for the entire island.
"All the workers were upbeat. We had some great compliments from some people there, thanking the workers. A lot of people were thanking the mayor," said Ken Shimizu, deputy director of the city Department of Environmental Services.
Crew members equipped with a flatbed truck and a bulky item rear loader picked up about 20,000 to 25,000 pounds -- or two truck loads -- from homes along a section of the Waianae Coast.
Crew members also picked up 42 "white goods" that included washing machines, refrigerators and water heaters.
Mattresses and furniture were taken to the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill. The white goods were taken to a recycling company at Campbell Industrial Park, Shimizu said.
Residents between Salt Lake and Hawaii Kai are currently on a regular monthly schedule for bulky pickup. Other residents have to call for the next available pickup date.
Mayor Mufi Hannemann earlier said it is his goal is to have the entire island on a regular pickup schedule.
Residents on the Waianae Coast will be placed on a regular schedule starting next month, on the first Monday of every month.
The Waianae Coast was divided into two major sections for the bulky items to be picked up this month:
» Between Honokai Hale and Maili starting yesterday to March 12: The section is broken down into three subsections; from Honokai Hale to Haleakala Avenue, from Haleakala Avenue to Maili Point (Hakimo Road not included) and from Kaukama Road to Mailiili Road.
» Between Mailiili Road and Lualualei Homestead Road from March 14 to 31. This section is also broken down into three subsections: From Mailiili Road to Lualualei Homestead Road, from Waianae Valley Road to Ala Akau Street, and from Mahinaau Road to Makua Valley Road.
Shimizu estimated that crew members would spend about 2 1/2 days in each subsection to pick up bulky items.