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Solid waste transfer station hours to change

The Department of Environmental Management intends to implement a change to the operating hours and days at County of Hawai`i Solid Waste Transfer Stations (also known as convenience centers or transfer stations) beginning December 1, 2009. This change will also apply to the operating hours and days for associated onsite Recycling Centers, Reuse Centers and HI-5 Redemption Centers.

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The Department of Environmental Management intends to implement a change to the operating hours and days at County of Hawai`i Solid Waste Transfer Stations (also known as convenience centers or transfer stations) beginning December 1, 2009. This change will also apply to the operating hours and days for associated onsite Recycling Centers, Reuse Centers and HI-5 Redemption Centers.

The change is part of the Department’s plan to increase oversight, reduce operating costs and further the County’s progress toward Zero Waste by improving facility operations and expanding services at all County Solid Waste management facilities. Transfer station hours have been adjusted according to identified patterns of use. Not all transfer stations are used frequently enough to justify the costs associated with keeping them open every day. For these stations, the Department is considering two (2) schedules of alternating days that, in some cases, will allow for a station to be open when an adjacent station is closed thereby minimizing customer inconvenience.

New Operating Schedule for Recycling and Transfer Stations

Glenwood: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Hilo: 6:30 am to 5:00 pm

Hawi (Kaauhuhu): 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Honoka‘a: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Honomū: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Kailua (Kealakehe): 6:30 am to 4:30 pm

Kalapana: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Kea‘au: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Keauhou: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ke‘ei: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Laupāhoehoe: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Pa‘auilo: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Pahala: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Pahoa: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Pāpa‘ikou: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Puakō: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Volcano: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Waiea: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm- closed alternating days, Schedule A or B to be determined.

Waimea: 6:30 am to 4:30 pm

Waiohinu: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Public comment will be solicited via notices at all transfer stations. Residents will be asked to complete a survey on the Department’s website at www.HawaiiZeroWaste.org or at the County of Hawai’i website co.hawaii.hi.us/directory/dir_…. Residents may also mail comments to the Department of Environmental Management, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

For more information, contact Mike Dworsky, Solid Waste Division Chief, 961-8515.

  • humbug

    of course the law makers of Hilo have their transfer station open longer than the rest- whats new?

  • seana

    like most services on the Big Island, the environmental waste managements and its cohorts are run by people who are corrupt, stupid, and often arrogant, and who could not manage to feed a dog much less run a waste dump. We do not want attemdents taking trash out of our cars, we want more opening hours. Things worked fine before without the attendents. Is that what one does in a financial crisis- hire more useless workers who are related to one? This is a public safety issue. Trah which cannot be speedily disposed of causes hazards like disease and flies, etc. and this is a public disrace. Fire the extra workers and get back to leaving the dumps open every day;

 

 

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