Kauai county launches ‘What goes where?’ campaign

LĪHU’E – In an effort to increase awareness about the county’s numerous recycling programs, county officials today launched its “What Goes Where” campaign.

“We developed an image-based poster that’s designed to make it easy for everyone to understand exactly what’s recyclable and where everything goes,” said Laura Kelly, county recycling specialist.

The first phase of the campaign includes posters and flyers that have pictures and/or a description of every type of recyclable item, where it’s accepted for recycling, along with recycling tips.

Additionally, a full-page pull-out with information about the “What Goes Where” program will be inserted in the June 4 edition of The Garden Island.

“We encourage the public to put these posters on their refrigerators or bulletin boards so everyone in their family or workplace will know “What Goes Where” when it comes to recycling,” said Kelly.

The next phase of the campaign will be rolled out later this year when aluminum signage is scheduled for installation at the transfer stations, Kekaha Landfill, and Kaua’i Resource Center.

In 2011, the County of Kaua’i passed a Zero Waste resolution with a goal of residents and visitors diverting 70 percent of their waste by 2023. Currently, the diversion rate for Kaua’i is approximately 40 percent.

“I encourage everyone to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. We all need to do our part to preserve our resources and landfill space, and make conscious choices about what we throw out,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. He noted that recycling is an important part of the county’s Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan.

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