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Monday, September 27, 2021
City narrows down new landfill to Makakilo or Wheeler (plus two fake sites on N Shore)
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 2178 Views :: Honolulu County

City narrows down new landfill to Makakilo or Wheeler (plus two fake sites on N Shore)

SA Aug 27, 2021: … The city has identified four locations to replace the island’s only municipal landfill, Waimanalo Gulch, on the West side of Oahu.

The state Land Use Commission ruled in 2019 that Waimanalo Gulch must close by March 2, 2028, due to environmental justice issues, and the city must select a new location by Dec. 31, 2022.

The city has narrowed down the list to four locations from 12. Two of the remaining sites are near the North Shore, one is between Makakilo and Waipahu and one is near Wheeler Army Airfield….

(IQ Test: What is the chance of a new landfill being built on the North Shore?  Can you spell NIMBY?)

The four (two) remaining locations will be evaluated by the Landfill Advisory Committee. The committee will rank the sites and provide its findings to Mayor Rick Blangiardi, who will make the final decision on where the next landfill will go….

(Makakilo or Wheeler?)

Waimanalo Gulch has about 10 to 12 operable years left, but has been open since 1989. The West side of the island also hosts the private construction and demolition landfill PVT.

West side Council member Andria Tupola teared up during the meeting when no proposed sites were located in the area.

“Thank you for listening to the community,” she said….

(Reality: Most likely outcome is that Waimanalo Gulch operating life is extended.  The way to do that would be to pretend to pick one of the fake N Shore sites and then let litigation stop the project, thereby forcing Waimanalo Gulch to stay open.)

(Best Solution: Reduce waste stream with H-Power plus ashphalt and ashcrete.) 

read … City narrows down new landfill sites to 4 locations

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Committee to begin evaluating sites for next Oahu landfill

News Release from City and County of Honolulu, Sept 27, 2021

HONOLULU – The City and County of Honolulu today announced the city’s Landfill Advisory Committee (LAC) will hold its first virtual meeting October 4 from 2-4 p.m.

The LAC is a diverse nine-member group whose backgrounds include government, commercial, and non-governmental organizations that will evaluate and rank potential landfill sites.  The ranking will be utilized by Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the Department of Environmental Services (ENV) to select the site of O‘ahu’s next landfill by Dec. 31, 2022, pursuant a decision and order of the Hawai‘i Land Use Commission.

The LAC is scheduled to meet seven times over the next eight months.  All LAC meetings will be virtual, accessible to the public, and a recorded video of the meeting will be archived at  For details of the LAC or for information on how to participate in one of the meetings, please go to the website noted above.

ENV hired The Limtiaco Consulting Group to facilitate the LAC meetings, and HDR, Inc. to assist with technical studies.

─ PAU ─ 

SA Editorial: Deadline for new Oahu landfill


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