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      (Saturday, August 29, 2009)- Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today the installation of new recycling and trash receptacles along Kalakaua and Kuhio avenues in Waikiki.

      My administration has been aggressively implementing recycling all across Oahu, and we have now turned our attention to the heart of our tourism district in Waikiki, said Mayor Hannemann.  We are making a concerted effort to divert trash from our City landfill and will monitor the use of these public recycling bins with the intent of expanding to even more City facilities and parks.

      Waikiki has 100 litter containers along both avenues, and the Department of Environmental Services (ENV) will replace one-fourth with a recycling set.  The 25 sets will be placed in key locations as identified by Waikiki Business Improvement District Association (WBID).

      We have been working closely with the City on creating a public recycling program for Waikk, and we thank Mayor Hannemann, and the Departments of Environmental Services, Facility Maintenance, and Parks and Recreation for working together with us to make this project a reality, said Jan Yamane, Executive Director of the Waikiki Business Improvement District Association.  The new recycling containers are a great addition to Waikk's streetscape and we are happy to assist the City in this new program which we believe will raise awareness about the importance of recycling.

      Added Eric Masutomi, VP of Planning for Outrigger Enterprises, These new recycling bins will go a long way toward beautifying Waikiki, and will help keep our island green.