Hawaii Approves Extension Of Honolulu Landfill

Date: May 15, 2003

Source: News Room

The Hawaii Department of Health has approved a permit allowing the city of Honolulu to expand the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill by 15 acres, an expected action that adds about five years of storage capacity. Approval came with about six weeks of capacity remaining at the 64-acre landfill. But with no alternative, approval was in effect a foregone conclusion. The city initially proposed to expand the landfill for 15 years but compromised with the community by agreeing to close it within five. The cost to expand the landfill will be the $7.7 million it costs to operate it annually.
More information: www.state.hi.us/health/.

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