Menke helping keep Hawaii beautiful by picking up trash from the roadside

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Norman Menke smiles while picking up trash Jan. 13 on a road off South Wilder Road in Hilo. Menke enjoys cleaning the sides of the road and helping keep Hawaii beautiful.

It is not uncommon for motorists to see a bright orange utility cart on either side of the Puainako Street extension. Taking a closer look, drivers can see the cart’s owner, an 86-year-old man cleaning litter from the highway.