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Ask the Mayor: What Can Be Done About Peahi Forest Trash?

August 14, 2016, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated August 15, 11:22 AM
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Maui Now stock photo. August 2016.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his office staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], call 270-7855 or send them by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Aloha Mayor,

Q: I live near Peahi forest and I have seen an increase in rubbish there recently—couches, mattresses, tires, old engine parts and household trash. It’s heartbreaking to see.

Is there someone I can call about having the rubbish removed?

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I’ve thought about going down there with my own trash can and picking up what I can, but there’s still the larger items.

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It’s a popular place for dumping; maybe putting up some signs about criminal littering to discourage people.

Mahalo. I appreciate any help in this matter.

A: Yes, anyone who notices large amounts of litter or illegal dumping should contact Malama Maui Nui (formerly Community Work Day) at 877-2524 or [email protected].

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My office has already alerted Malama Maui Nui about the location of the illegal dumpsite you provided.

Thank you for watching out for our island environment.

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