Hawai’i County and Hawaiian Earth Recycling Reach Agreement

April 19, 2017, 12:36 PM HST (Updated April 19, 2017, 12:42 PM)

Hawaiian Earth Recycling LLC logoThe County of Hawai‘i has rescinded its Feb. 16, 2017, Notice of Termination to Hawaiian Earth Recycling LLC.

Clyde Kaneshiro, HER’s local principal, together with HER representatives, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office and county representatives, have reached an agreement in principle, addressing the county’s pricing and operational concerns.

All parties have agreed that the composting facility will not be located in the Pana‘ewa area.

HER and the county will cooperate in locating and selecting the new site for the future composting facility.


The county is pleased with Kaneshiro’s fair offer to freeze cost factors related to compost production until the completion of the future composting facility, a joint press release from the county and Hawaiian Earth Recycling said.

The county predicts that the facility will be completed within three years, resulting in an estimated savings of over $1.5 million for the county while a new location is selected.

The agreement ensures HER’s continuation of the current mulching and enhanced mulching operations, which have always been good and satisfactory.

This agreement would not have been possible without the fairness and cooperation extended by Kaneshiro and HER representatives.



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