(ABOVE PHOTO) Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Darryl Oliveira gives an update on the county response to the current lava flow location, 0.3 miles from Apa’a Street.
Due to the close proximity of the June 27th lava flow to Apa‘a Street, the Solid Waste Division (SWD) is relocating the County’s recycling and refuse services from the Pāhoa Recycling and Transfer Station. We anticipate closing the existing Pāhoa Recycling and Refuse Transfer Station due to pending Civil Defense (CD) road closure of Apa‘a (Cemetery) Street at close of business on Friday October 24th, 2014. Recycling services, including green waste, scrap metal, white goods, HI-5 and Reuse areas will close at 12 Noon Friday in order to allow time to move equipment.
A new temporary site has been selected, and operations are scheduled to begin at the new site on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6 a.m. The new site is located on Kauhale Road above the Pāhoa Neighborhood Facility (see map).
The closure of the existing Pāhoa Recycling and Transfer Station is not expected to cause significant disruption to services. The County anticipates providing as many of the current services at the new site as possible. These services include residential refuse disposal, mixed recycling, white goods/scrap metal, green waste, HI-5 and reuse center.
Mahalo for your cooperation! If you have any questions, please contact the Solid Waste Division Administrative Office at 808-961-8270.Hawaii County Dept. of Environmental Management in an Oct. 23 media release