Hawaii company plans to ship garbage to mainland
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Trash could become a substantial eastbound cargo from Hawaii, if plans by a company to ship waste to a Washington State landfill are realized.
Hawaiian Waste Systems has received final permissions from the federal government to move garbage from Hawaii to Washington by barge, reports the television station KITV in Honolulu.
It said an Oahu private waste hauler has signed a deal to export up to 100,000 tons of trash each year to the mainland. KITV said it would cost about $80 a ton to dispose of the trash by shipping it to the mainland compared to $92 per ton to dispose of it in a landfill or a trash-burning power plant on the island.