Curbing Illegal Dumping in Ewa Beach

Ewa Beach residents recently contacted Councilmember Pine regarding illegal dumping happening right in their own neighborhood—at the corner of Pohakupuna Road, bulky items and trash including refrigerators, washing machines, tables and chairs, mattresses, and TVs are being illegal dumped daily. Residents are concerned, as this is becoming a safety hazard for drivers in the area as well as the residents and keiki.

 

Councilmember Pine has submitted a report to the City’s Department of Facility Maintenance to investigate the area and looks forward to providing residents with any updates she receives.

 

In response to these and other frustrations from residents regarding illegal dumping in their neighborhoods, Councilmember Pine recently introduced Bill 24, which urges the City to raise the fines of the dumping perpetrators from $500 to $2,500 for each violation. This bill prohibits people from dropping, placing, dumping, or depositing refuse or bulky wastes on a street, roadside, alley, highway, or public place.

 

Bill 24, “CD 1” was adopted on April 20, at the City Council Meeting taking place at Honolulu Hale at 10:00 a.m.