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Dollars and Sense: Who's on Welfare? We all are!
Have an hour you don't know what to do with?
Land Use Consensus Questions
Attitudes toward Property Rights (Carol Whitesell)
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Solid Waste Consensus Questions

Solid Waste Consensus Questions

All local Leagues have decided to participate in the national consensus on Solid waste, which has a new computerized format. Tile have decided to experiment on the state level too. We would like to see whether this questionnaire is a form through which the 2/3 of our membership who do not ordinarily participate in units would like to express themselves. re are aiming for the greatest possible member response in this consensus. This includes MAL's and inactive members.

Instructions: Please keep these questions and take them to your consensus meeting. If you do not or cannot attend unit meetings, complete the questionnaire -- for each question, circle one of the three letters, Y for yes, N for no, and U for undecided. Please return the questionnaire before Christmas to Judy Blatchford, 476 Kekupua St., Honolulu 96821. N.B. Your voice can still be counted up to J. 12, 1973. We suggest returning it before Christmas only in the hope this piece of paper won't get lost in the festivities.


I. Solid Waste Management — Responsibility/Authority

A. Should Hawaii establish state standards and criteria for solid waste collection? Y N U

disposal? Y N U

B. Should Hawaii issue rules and regulations based on state standards for collection? Y N U

for disposal? Y N U

C. In view of Hawaii's limited land supply and its isolated location in the Pacific, what would you consider acceptable options for solid waste disposal in the state of Hawaii?

open dumping Y N U

open burning (agri.) Y N U

landfill, compact4d & covered periodically Y N U

landfill, compacted & covered daily y N U

ocean dumping of mixed solid waste material' y N U

ocean dumping of compacted & baled waste y N U

ocean dumping of auto bodies Y N U

incineration Y N U

incineration with energy recovery y N U

composting Y N U

recycling Y N U

others _________

II. Recycling — Policy/Program

A Should policies and programs to encourage recycling and resource recovery be established by the state? Y N U

by counties? Y N U

What areas should have priority in Hawaii for recycling and resource recovery? (check priorities)

( ) Municipal Waste

( ) Agriculture waste

( ) Market development

( ) Specific items: bottles, cans, newspapers, cars

( ) Energy recovery

III. Secondary Materials

A Should the state of Hawaii try to increase the demand for secondary materials? Y N U

Should the counties? Y N U

Should it be the responsibility of private industry alone? Y N U

IV. Recycling Facilities

A In Hawaii, should the major responsibility for the development of recycling facilities rest with the state government? Y N U

the county government? Y N U

private industry? Y N U

B Should the major responsibility for operating recycling facilities rest with the state government? I N U

the county government? I N U

private industry? Y N U

C How should recycling facilities be financed? government revenues? Y N U

private capital? Y N U

users fees? Y N U


V. Municipal Waste — Volume Reduction

A If the government were to take measures to reduce the generation of municipal solid wastes requiring disposal sites, would you support this type of activity: imposing a fee on new or imported autos to help defray disposal costs of the car when junked? Y N U

— a prohibition of the sale of beer and soft drinks in non—returnable containers? Y N U

— charges for solid waste collection and disposal based on the amount of waste a household or business generates? Y N U

— a state law requiring a deposit on beer and on soft drink bottles and cans? YNU

— the separation (at the source) of household and urban wastes to facilitate recycling and to attract secondary materials dealers? Y N U

— subsidizing private industry to reuse or recycle municipal wastes:

— providing the cost to the public does not exceed the cost of disposal by conventional methods? Y N U

— whether or not cost exceeds that of disposal by conventional methods? Y N U

VI. What background helped you arrive at your opinion?

( ) LWVUS, Solid Waste: It won't Go Away

( ) LWVUS, Recycle?

( ) LWV of Hawaii, Facts and Issues (coming soon)

( ) units

( ) other


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