Hawaii Permits Continued Dumping At Honolulu Landfill

Date: September 12, 2002

Source: News Room

The Hawaii Department of Health has issued a permit that will allow Honolulu to continue dumping trash at the Waimanalo Gulch landfill in Kapolei for nearly two more years. All of Oahu's trash, about 800 tons a day, is dumped at the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill. On top of that, 500 tons of ash from the city's waste-to-energy H-Power plant is also taken there. The landfill was about to reach its limit, likely within weeks, but the city asked for and received a new permit to add another 30 feet atop the landfill. The permit is good until June 2004, but the city estimates the new space will be used up by April of next year.

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