Hilo, Hawaii Landfill Gains An Extra Two Years Of Life

Date: January 15, 2004

Source: News Room

Hawaii environmental officials say the Hilo landfill on Hawaii's Big Island is filling more slowly than expected, and should remain open for two more years. County officials had thought that the landfill would fill up late last year, but new surveys indicate that recycling and other efforts have helped reduce the amount of waste coming into the landfill. Despite the landfill extension, Hawaii County officials still need to find a permanent disposal solution for Hilo and East Hawaii waste. Disposal technologies under consideration include incineration similar to Honolulu's H-Power operation.

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