First photo: Powerful trade winds pin plastics and paper on a Central Maui Landfill Refuse and Recycling Center fence. The recently approved county budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year includes increases in tipping fees for commercial operators but a reduction from $5 to $4 per truck/vehicle for residential refuse at the landfill. This photo was taken June 19.
Second photo: Borne by strong winds, a plastic bag and two scraps of paper escape the landfill and sail over Pulehu Road.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos