Tag Archive | "composting"

County cancels proposed composting facility in Panaewa

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has formally withdrawn its Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed composting facility in Pana‘ewa amid residents’ concerns that the location of the facility would impose adverse impacts on the community. This location for the facility was specifically identified in the Compost Contract.

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County and recycler work on resolution for composting contract

Hawai‘i County and Hawaiian Earth Recycling agreed Thursday to work towards resolving their present contract differences. Representatives of the recycling company, headed by its Executive Director Mark Cummings, met with Mayor Harry Kim and the County Department of Environmental Management, and the parties have agreed to work towards addressing concerns with the present contract.

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Mayor Kim cancels composting contract with current company

Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i. The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i […]

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E Malama Aina Sustainability Festival slated Nov. 7

MEDIA RELEASE The second annual E Malama Aina Festival at Mooheau Park in Hilo focuses on sustainability practices for our island. Hosted by the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce (HICC), the 2009 festival will feature green practices of local businesses, community groups and organizations. Themed villages focus on transportation, building, agriculture, alternate energy, economy and […]

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Solid Waste Advisory Committee Public Meeting Announcement

Solid Waste Advisory Committee Public Meeting Announcement

MEDIA RELEASE The Solid Waste Advisory Committee invites the public to comment on the draft County of Hawai`i Integrated Resources and Solid Waste Management Plan Update, The Path to Zero Waste (IRSWMP Update). This plan covers all aspects of waste management on the Big Island undertaken by the County of Hawai`i, including waste reduction, education, recycling, […]

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