Council panel to hear recycling update

  • Debi McGuire empties her recyclables in the mix bin at the Kealakehe Recycle Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A variety of accepted and unaccepted recycle material is found in a bin at the Kealakehe center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The two bin system at the Kealakehe Transfer Station recycle center lists the types of materials accepted. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A sign at the Kealakehe transfer station recycle bin lists items not accepted. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Cutbacks to the county’s recycling program have raised concerns throughout the island, and a County Council panel is set to hear about alternatives when it meets today.