The island’s only landfill is filling up fast. But the places available to put a new landfill are severely limited.
The west Kauai community has received more than $2 million through a benefits fund that residents have used for solar projects, youth sports and more.
The effects of a warming planet are also expected to make it more expensive to safeguard land and water.
Mental health professionals say the community is working to overcome the negative stereotypes associated with decades of hosting the island’s less desirable municipal facilities.
As the city searches for a new site, the Westside offers lessons on how a place can turn into the island’s perceived ‘dumping ground.’