The Hawaii County Council approved a $10.6 million bond for a new composting facility, which will turn green waste into compost for the public to purchase at a price set by Hawaiian Earth Recycling. The council is currently awaiting one more funding vote to finalize the deal.
Last year, the council approved a 10-year contract that allows the Department of Environmental Management to implement green waste collection sites. Through this contract, the waste is transported to the West Hawaii landfill and then sent over to the proposed compost facility at the Hilo landfill.
The Associated Press has the full details:
Hawaii County has approved more than $10 million for a new composting facility capable of turning green waste into compost for the public to buy.
The County Council approved the $10.6 million bond for the organics processing facility on Wednesday, West Hawaii Today reported. The council will have one more vote on the funding before it is finalized.
“This is probably one of the most important projects we’ll see our county embarking on,” said North Kona Councilwoman Karen Eoff, who sponsored two bills to pay for the project.