Monday, November 23, 2009

Honolulu mayor wants to fine those who abuse bulky-item pickup rules, $500

"....bulky rubbish strewn on city sidewalks is the No. 1 complaint coming into the city."

Waikiki has a bulky-item pickup scheduled every Saturday. However, for most other neighborhoods, the city picks up bulky items only once a month. So our neighborhood doesn't have as similar a problem steming from residents piling their bulky items out too early, and the pile ending up strewn all over the place, since only a week will elapse until the next bulky-item pickup. I'm aware of a few people who have scavanged the mattresses they now have in their bedrooms from a bulky-item stockpile that they happened to pass by on their way home. In a few situations, people have taken home tv's only to find that the freebie tv just doesn't work, and perhaps that's the very reason the former owner of the tv, dumped the tv to begin with. Imbeciles. Originally, "bulky items" meant refrigerators and appliances, furniture, etc., too large to dispose off in rubbish bins. And landlords are not suppose to, for their own convience, dump out worldly belongings onto the street curb that were abandoned by a tenent who vacated an apartment. But people put out pots and pans, clothes, paperback books, old socks, etc., usually in cardboard boxes or garbage bags, and soon enough, pro scavengers making the rounds swoop in and ramsack the pile and leave a mess after they're done rumaging through the lot. It would be just too much to ask the Hawaii chapter of scavengers to instruct their membership to tidy up after themselves. In a sense, it sorta reminds me of the kind people that you find in grocery stores or department stores, who mess up the meat section or a neat stack of clothes.

6 comments:

Ann da sista said...

We only get bulk pick up twice a year in our town, so we wind up taking everythink to the dump. People do leave stuff out though and post "curb alerts" on Craig's List, which seems to make things disappear real fast....

RONW said...

Ann- I believe da bulky-item program was a solution to the larger problem of people dumping rubbish in vacant lots. So, overall we're still better off. That "curb alerts," sounds like an excellent idea. Seems to work better than most well thought out gov't solutions.

OkiHwn said...

hard to make up the millions that are coming in short now for the rail transit. Maybe da muffy should have said the fee would be $1,000.

RONW said...

Nate- I never thought of that angle. $500 did sound kinda steep.

Rowena... said...

The people that ransack curbside and leave a mess must be the same ones who show up real early at garage/yard sales to get the pick of the used goods. Use to make me real made wen dey shows up at my faddahs house and I still in my puka shirt and slippahs.

RONW said...

Rowena- there's a huge difference between the two, mainly the early birds at garage sales use money. And there's some great deals to be had at garage sales, nonetheless, no need show up that freakin early and wake up the roosters.