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Garbage collection stalled on U.S. bases in Okinawa

Saturday morning’s Okinawa Times reported that U.S. military authorities in Okinawa are desperately looking for garbage collectors, as the prefectural government has revoked the permit of a local waste disposal company that has handled almost 60% of the trash produced at U.S. military facilities. The U.S. military is deeply concerned about the garbage that has steadily piled up since Nov. 21 after the revocation of the garbage collector’s permit. U.S. military authorities have reportedly phoned several municipalities asking for contact information for other garbage collectors. The same daily reported last week that many local municipalities are hesitant about disposing of garbage from U.S. military bases since the waste is not properly sorted.  

 

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