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An abandoned vehicle in Keaau. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Deadline for vehicle disposal program extended to September 30, 2018

The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Management is extending the application intake deadline for its Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program from August 31 to September 30, 2018. The program is aimed at helping registered vehicle owners dispose of vehicles legally and properly while reducing the number of derelict and abandoned vehicles on public roadways. A […]

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County reminds public how to dispose of trash and debris after Hurricane Lane

Household refuse which is usually generated by a family’s activities at their place of residence, including shrubbery, yard trimmings, and any other allowable material not exceeding fifty pounds or four feet in length, can be deposited into any solid waste transfer station container during normal working hours. Materials prohibited from being deposited at a transfer […]

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Hawaii County landfills and transfer stations to reopen on Saturday (Aug 25)

After two days of closure due to Hurricane Lane, Solid Waste facilities will resume normal operations starting on Saturday, August 25, 2018. This includes all transfer stations, landfills, green waste collection sites, recycling centers, and reuse centers.

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Hawaii County transfer stations remain open Wednesday (Aug 22)

All County Solid Waste facilities (transfer stations and landfills) are open and operating as usual on Wednesday. The public will be informed if facilities need to be closed due to Hurricane Lane. Be safe, and thank you for helping the Department of Environmental Management and the County of Hawaiʻi keep our island home a clean […]

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Solid waste disposal rate increase for Hawaii County

On July 1, 2018, the Solid Waste Disposal rates for the County of Hawaiʻi will increase. Ordinance 18-005 amends the Hawaiʻi County Code, Chapter 20, relating to solid waste fees effective July 1, 2018. The ordinance reduces the annual finance charge from 18% to 12%, amends when the finance charge will be imposed, and increases […]

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Status of proposed Nā‘ālehu wastewater treatment plant

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring the County of Hawai‛i to close Large Capacity Cesspools (LCC) in Pāhala and Nā‛ālehu. The County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) currently operates three LCCs in Nā‛ālehu. Untreated wastewater from Nā’ālehu cesspools is currently disposed of directly into the ground. This disposal method is a potential health […]

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Kealakehe Transfer Station public mulch pick-up area. Photo courtesy County of Hawaii

County offers free mulch loading services at Kealakehe Transfer Station

Amid water restrictions in North Kona, the County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has temporarily suspended mulch loading fees at the Kealakehe Transfer Station, in hopes of encouraging the public to mulch their plants to save water.

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Pāhoa HI-5 redemption center will be closed until further notice

Effective July 1, 2017, the Pāhoa HI-5 Certified Redemption Center located at the Pāhoa Recycling & Transfer Station will be closed until further notice.

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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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Transfer stations to be closed for Christmas and New Year’s Day

The County of Hawaii’s 21 Transfer Stations throughout the Big Island and the two permitted Sanitary Landfills at Pu’uanahulu and South Hilo will be closed for the following Holidays. Christmas Day – December 25, 2012 – Tuesday New Years Day – January 1, 2013 – Tuesday We respectfully ask your kokua. Please don’t litter or […]

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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., as follows:

Saturday, June 4, at the Hilo Solid Waste Transfer Station.
Saturday, June 11, at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Solid Waste Transfer Station.
These events are for household generated and self-hauled waste only. No business or farm wastes and NO electronic waste will be accepted.

Free Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events in June

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., as follows: Saturday, June 4, at the Hilo Solid Waste Transfer Station. Saturday, June 11, at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Solid Waste Transfer Station. These events are for household generated and self-hauled waste only. No business or farm wastes and NO electronic […]

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The $578,311 reconstruction project is scheduled for completion by the end of October. The facility is open throughout reconstruction with only brief interruptions in service.

Keaau Recycle and Transfer Station reconstruction until October

The $578,311 reconstruction project is scheduled for completion by the end of October. The facility is open throughout reconstruction with only brief interruptions in service.

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Construction will temporarily put a halt to green waste and scrap metal collections at the Keaau Solid Waste Transfer Station beginning Monday, May 9, 2011.

Keaau Transfer Station to suspend green waste and scrap metal collection starting Monday (May 9)

Construction will temporarily put a halt to green waste and scrap metal collections at the Keaau Solid Waste Transfer Station beginning Monday, May 9, 2011.

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Wastewater was discovered bubbling to the surface on Saturday at the airport where a 24-inch  main, which carries untreated wastewater to the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant, is buried about four feet below ground level.

Raw sewage main leak at Hilo International Airport

Wastewater was discovered bubbling to the surface on Saturday at the airport where a 24-inch main, which carries untreated wastewater to the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant, is buried about four feet below ground level.

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