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Oahu's trash headed for Eastern Washington

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GOLDENDALE, Wash. - Some of Hawaii's trash is headed to a landfill in Eastern Washington.

Oahu starts shipping trash Monday under a contract signed in August with Seattle-based Hawaiian Waste Systems.

The company will ship up to 100,000 tons of solid waste each year at a cost of $99 per ton to the Roosevelt landfill in Klickitat County, east of Goldendale.

The company's Web site says the waste is compressed and sealed in bales weighing 3 tons each. Barges with more than 8,000 tons of waste will dock on the Columbia River just four miles from the landfill.

The shipments will ease the pressure on the only municipal landfill on Oahu.

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