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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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The County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management announces that the Puuanahulu Landfill in West Hawaii will be closed for the remainder of Thursday (March 10), due to heavy smoke from a smoldering fire at the green waste processing site. The fire is under control and will be monitored through the night. Puuanahulu Landfill is expected to reopen tomorrow at the regular time.

Puuanahulu Landfill in West Hawaii closed due to greenwaste fire

The County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management announces that the Puuanahulu Landfill in West Hawaii will be closed for the remainder of Thursday (March 10), due to heavy smoke from a smoldering fire at the green waste processing site. The fire is under control and will be monitored through the night. Puuanahulu Landfill is […]

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Volcano Transfer Station improvements, repairs

MEDIA RELEASE The Solid Waste Division would like to thank the public for its patience and kokua during the construction and improvements taking place at the Volcano Recycling and Transfer Station. During this construction period, note that rubbish disposal will be moved closer to the entry of the Transfer Station and roll off bins will […]

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Assisted loading of mulch available daily in Kona

MEDIA RELEASE The county has announced increased services for West Hawaii. Kealakehe Recycling and Transfer Station in Kailua-Kona will offer assisted mechanical loading of mulch every day. This is an increase from the prior service available only on Thursdays and Saturdays. The service will be available daily 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The service is available for […]

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Mayor requesting proposals to effectively deal with solid waste

Mayor Billy Kenoi officially launched the drive to develop a clean, modern and efficient waste reduction technology for the County of Hawai‘i with the release of Stage 1 of the county’s request for proposals (RFP) on March 3. The RFP process will allow the county to select a proven, economically viable and environmentally friendly process […]

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Hoffmann: So much for transparency

Hoffmann: So much for transparency

From County Councilman Pete Hoffmann: No one even remotely connected with County operations would deny that the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is one of the more complex and difficult operations to control. Add also the somewhat emotional reactions of County residents to the various issues that are involved in the DEM arena and the […]

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The $3.9M renovation of the facility sets a standard for other transfer stations in Hawaii County. Video of the blessing and features of the transfer station in Pahoa.

Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station Blessing and Dedication

The $3.9M renovation of the facility sets a standard for other transfer stations in Hawaii County. Video of the blessing and features of the transfer station in Pahoa.

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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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The County of Hawai`i's rubbish drop-off site at Kahuku Park in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates will be closed for New Year’s Day on Saturday, January 1, 2011.

We respectfully ask your kokua on this holiday.  The site will be locked so please do not illegally dump or litter around the closed facility.

The site will open the day after the holiday, January 2, 2011 and will resume the normal Saturday operation beginning January 8, 2011.

Rubbish drop-off site at Kahuku Park in Ocean View will be closed Saturday, but open Sunday (Jan 2)

The County of Hawai`i’s rubbish drop-off site at Kahuku Park in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates will be closed for New Year’s Day on Saturday, January 1, 2011. We respectfully ask your kokua on this holiday. The site will be locked so please do not illegally dump or litter around the closed facility. The site will […]

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The County of Hawai`i's Rubbish Drop-off site at Hawaiian Ocean View Estates Kahuku Park will be closed for New Year’s Day on Saturday, January 1, 2011.

We respectfully ask your kokua on this holiday.  The site will be locked so please do not illegally dump or litter around the closed facility.

The site will open the day after the holiday, January 2, 2011 and will resume normal Saturday operations beginning January 8, 2011.

Rubbish Drop-off site in Ocean View closed on New Year’s Day (Jan 1)

The County of Hawai`i’s Rubbish Drop-off site at Hawaiian Ocean View Estates Kahuku Park will be closed for New Year’s Day on Saturday, January 1, 2011. We respectfully ask your kokua on this holiday. The site will be locked so please do not illegally dump or litter around the closed facility. The site will open […]

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Landfills, transfer stations closed on Thanksgiving

Landfills, transfer stations closed on Thanksgiving

MEDIA RELEASE The county transfer stations and landfills across the Big Island will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25. The county transfer stations equipped with gates will be locked, and the Department of Environmental Management reminds transfer users it is illegal to dump rubbish or litter in front of the gates or around […]

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The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management is temporarily closing the White Goods Recycling Area at the Pāhoa Transfer Station due to ongoing construction at the site.

It is not known exactly when white goods (large appliances) recycling may resume at the site. It is anticipated that the closure will last a few months. The closure will allow construction to improve the facility to proceed as quickly as possible and shorten the temporary inconvenience to the residents.

Large applicance recycling closed temporarily at Pahoa

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management is temporarily closing the White Goods Recycling Area at the Pāhoa Transfer Station due to ongoing construction at the site. It is not known exactly when white goods (large appliances) recycling may resume at the site. It is anticipated that the closure will last a few months. […]

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Most of Hawai`i County’s solid waste transfer stations will expand their hours of operation to be open 12 hours a day at least three days a week beginning August 1, 2010.

Nineteen transfer stations will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the days of the week they are currently open. Only the Hilo Transfer Station will have different hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, to accommodate landfill operations.

County to expand transfer station hours

Most of Hawai`i County’s solid waste transfer stations will expand their hours of operation to be open 12 hours a day at least three days a week beginning August 1, 2010. Nineteen transfer stations will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the days of the week they are currently open. Only the […]

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Tour de Trash in Hilo (May 1)

Tour de Trash in Hilo (May 1)

MEDIA RELEASE Get a free behind-the-scenes tour of the Hilo Recycling & Transfer Station and the Landfill. We will visit the mixed recycling, scrap metal, greenwaste facilities and the landfill. Learn what happens to the stuff that you throw away or recycle. Tour de Trash is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 1. Space is limited and […]

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