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 (Thurs., March 22, 2012) – Mayor Peter Carlisle today announced that the City has placed 20 new refuse collection trucks into service throughout Oahu.

“These new vehicles will help maintain the recycling and green waste initiatives that are making our island more sustainable, along with providing reliable refuse collection,” Carlisle said.

The McNeilus side-loader trucks are based at five refuse yards. The Pearl City Yard, which had one of the oldest truck fleets, received 10 vehicles. The Honolulu Yard welcomed five, Wahiawa added three, while Waianae and Laie received one each. 

In late 2011, a large number of older refuse side-loaders experienced various mechanical problems, forcing some routes in Pearl City and Honolulu to skip their mixed recyclable (blue bin) or green waste (green bin) pickup during that time. Regular gray bin pickup was not affected.

An additional 11 trucks have been ordered and will be placed in service later this year.


Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor’s Office, 768-7798.