Heavy Rains Cause Damage to Wai‘ōhinu Transfer Station

February 20, 2018, 4:30 PM HST
* Updated February 20, 4:34 PM
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The County of Hawai‘i announces that recent heavy rains that fell over the Ka‘ū District, have caused damage to the Solid Waste Transfer Station in Wai‘ōhinu.  A portion of the retaining wall adjacent to the disposal chute was impacted, and as a result the Solid Waste Division has taken steps to prevent further damage to the disposal area.

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, users of this site will need to hand-carry refuse from their vehicles to the disposal chute, and will not be able to back their vehicles directly up to the disposal chute.

The Division is asking that users of this site not overload their trash bags, so that they are easier to carry.

Bag all greenwaste so that it can be carried to the disposal chute.

The public is asked to take precautions when entering the Wai‘ōhinu Transfer Station.


The Solid Waste Division would like to thank the public for their patience and kōkua during the construction and improvements taking place at the Wai‘ōhinu Transfer Station.


The Division is in the process of getting bids out for the construction of a new facility in Wai‘ōhinu.  Construction of this facility is not expected to be completed for at least nine to 10 months.

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