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~Y Os„ <br /> .•.V~4 <br /> COUNTY OF HAWAII STATE OF HAWAII <br /> ~~Ci~M~+ <br /> BILL NO. ia9 <br /> ORDINANCE NO. 0'7 182 <br /> AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 20 OF THE HAWAII COUNTY <br /> CODE 1983 (2005 EDITION, AS AMENDED), RELATING TO REFUSE. <br /> BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII: <br /> SECTION 1. Findings and purpose. The Council finds that it is in the county's best <br /> interest to eliminate whole, cut, sliced, chipped or shredded tires from the island's landfills. <br /> The Council further finds that tires are recyclable, and potentially a resource to be used <br /> for a variety of commodities. At the same time, tires do not compact well and are not <br /> <br /> biodegradable in the short term. <br /> In summary, the Council finds that this county has a 50 percent diversion goal and <br /> <br /> eliminating tires from the waste stream will help reach that diversion goal. The preservation of <br /> <br /> the lives of the island's two landfills is essential and diversion of recyclables is one way to <br /> <br /> preserve the landfills' lives. <br /> SECTION 2. Chapter 20 of Hawaii County Code, 1983 (2005 Edition, as amended), is <br /> amended by changing article 4, section 20-46 (b) to read as follows: <br /> "(b) In addition to the per ton charge or volume charge, items which <br /> cannot be disposed in the working face of the landfill in accordance with <br /> usual disposal practices or which require special handling and/or <br /> arrangements by landfill personnel shall be assessed a special handling <br /> charge at rates as set forth herein. Such items shall include but may not <br /> be limited to asbestos and confidential document destruction or other <br /> disposal requiring a witness. [°1" Tires, whether whole, cut, <br /> sliced, chipped or shredded, will not be accepted at any County landfill. <br /> All wire or cable must be cut to four-foot lengths prior to disposal at any <br /> County landfill or transfer station." <br /> SECTION 3. Material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New material is <br /> <br /> underscored. In printing this ordinance, the brackets, bracketed material, and underscoring need <br /> <br /> not be included. <br /> <br />