Sen. Maile Shimabukuro on Illegal Dumping at Boat Harbor

Waianae homeless say they’re unfairly blamed for illegal dumping
By Chelsea Davis, Hawaii News Now, 8/22-23/17

WAIANAE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Moki Hokoana … a resident of Puuhonua O Waianae … says the area has been an illegal dump site for years and they always end up cleaning it up even though they aren’t responsible.

“It is very questionable because you see appliances there, washing machines, and things of that sort that obviously wouldn’t be coming from a homeless camp where they have no power,” said State Senator Maile Shimabukuro.

Shimabukuro wants cameras at the entrance of the harbor to help catch the culprits.

State Representative for the area Cedric Gates said he’s working on an agreement to allow city workers to pick up trash on state land on a regular basis.

Officials with the state land department say they are open to that idea and said it is also putting up bollards to help curb the activity.

Waianae resident James Pakele has a home. But he volunteers his time and his boss with Aloha Trucking loans him a truck to help with clean ups.

See the full video and article at Hawaii News Now.

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