September 28, 2009

Hawaiian Garbage Goes to Washington

(Honolulu, Hawaii) To help keep the island of Oahu clean and green, Hawaiian garbage is being exported to the state of Washington starting today.

The city and Seattle-based Hawaiian Waste Systems reached agreement on a contract in August. The company will haul up to 100,000 tons of solid waste each year at a cost of $99 per ton to a landfill in Washington state.
I've heard environmentalists cry that we are running out of landfill space. Frankly, those environmentalists are being disingenuous or they haven't had the pleasure of actually driving across the U.S.

Washington has enough space to bring in garbage from another state and Michigan has been importing Canadian garbage for years. The U.S. is not running out of landfill space.

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