Pahoa Transfer Station to Close FridayOctober 23, 2014, 6:15 PM HST (Updated October 23, 2014, 6:16 PM)
The proximity of the June 27 lava flow to the Apa’a Street area will cause the Department of Environmental Management’s Solid Waste Division to relocate the Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station.
According to a release Thursday afternoon from the Department, general use of the current transfer station is set to close at the end of the business day on Friday. Recycling services, including green waste, scrap metal, white goods, HI-5, and reuse areas will close at noon to allow time to move equipment.
The temporary site for the transfer station will be located on Kauhale Road above the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility. Operation are scheduled to begin at the new location beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Closure of the existing Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station does not expect to cause significant disruption in services. The Department’s release states that the County anticipates that the new temporary site will provide as many of the current services as possible, including refuse disposal, mixed recycling, white goods/scrap metal, green waste, HI-5, and reuse center.
Currently the lava flow front is approximately 0.3 miles away from Apa’a St., according to Hawai’i County Civil Defense after its Thursday afternoon overflight.