In April 2004, the city of Honolulu publicized a new, improved hotline and advertising campaign to address illegal dumping. Two new bills signed by Gov. Linda Lingle increased penalties for illegal dumping and promised rewards to people who reported illegal dumping. But one community activist said it would take time to gauge whether such steps reduced the problem.
This article was published in The Honolulu Advertiser on July 16, 2004. Read the article online.