The closure of Hawaii’s Hilo Landfill could happen within the next one to three years depending on waste production, according to Hawaii County Environmental Management Director Bill Kucharski. And to prepare for the closure, the county is working with a contractor to develop a possible $10 million closure plan that complies with environmental standards.
Additionally, the county is considering building a composting facility for organic waste to help reduce the amount of waste that goes into the county’s landfills, but some local residents are stating their concerns about the smell and noise that the facility might generate.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald has more:
Closure of the Hilo landfill remains a moving target, but the East Hawaii rubbish dump could reach capacity in as little as a year.
That’s what Hawaii County Environmental Management Director Bill Kucharski said during meeting last week in Keaukaha.
He clarified Monday that the landfill’s limit could take as long as three years to reach, depending on how much waste is produced.