The Beat

Hoarders Beware: Honolulu Might Want to Take Your Stuff

·By civilbeat

Honolulu might be beefing up its nuisance laws to target people who hoard garbage, weeds and other junk on their properties.

City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi introduced a bill last week that, if signed into law, would allow officials to fine homeowners up to $1,000 a day for accumulating mounds of trash and other debris around their houses.

Specifically, Kobayashi wants to go after homes where there is “an accumulation of weeds, vegetation, junk, dead organic matter, debris, garbage, offal, rat harborages, stagnant water, combustible materials and similar materials conditions constitute a threat