(ABOVE VIDEO) Footage taken during the December 9 ground breaking courtesy County of Hawaii
- The County of Hawaii broke ground on a $1.06 million improvement project at the Volcano transfer station on December 9.
- The project is scheduled for completion by early summer of 2015.
The County of Hawai‘i’s Volcano transfer station will be expanded and undergo structural repairs as part of a $1.06 million project that broke ground today.
The new transfer station is designed to encourage recycling, and will be able to accommodate green waste recycling, a HI-5 redemption site and reuse operations in the years ahead as the county adds those services in rural communities.
“This project is part of our continuing effort to encourage all of our communities to reuse, recycle and protect the environment,” said County of Hawai‘i’s Mayor Billy Kenoi. “We want to make recycling as convenient as possible so that more and more people will participate.”
Green Aina Engineering designed the project, which uses a design-build approach to allow the contractor to utilize lower-cost construction techniques. The contractor is William C. Loeffler Construction Inc.
The overhaul of the transfer station is necessary because the current facility was built with older construction techniques that included a wooden retaining wall. That wall has now deteriorated to the point where it is no longer structurally sound, according to the county Department of Environmental Management.
The project is scheduled for completion by early summer of 2015.County of Hawaii media release on Dec. 9, 2014
by Big Island Video News
The County of Hawaii broke ground on the $1.06 million improvement project on December 9.