Hawaii County Considers Landfill Compaction Plans

Date: October 21, 2003

Source: News Room

Hawaii County, Hawaii officials are looking to learn more about possible compaction of the Hilo landfill that would gain as much as 55 vertical feet of airspace. The county's Environmental Management Department has met with Pacific Waste and Shaw/Emcon/OWT Inc. It is possible that the 155-foot-high landfill could be recompacted down to 100 feet high. The state Department of Health has set a maximum height of 190 feet for the landfill, and that figure could be met by the end of 2004. The unlined landfill was required to close in 1993, but the county has successfully sought extensions since then.
More information: www.hawaii-county.com/directory/dir_envmng.htm.

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