Lightning Stikes Close West Hawaiʻi Landfill

May 2, 2022, 2:36 PM HST
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The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Management announced the temporary closure of the West Hawaiʻi Sanitary Landfill due to on-site lightning strikes on Monday, May 2.

Facility users will be asked to wait at the landfill scales until landfill operations are safe to resume, per the division’s procedures for employee/user safety.

The department will update the public when the landfill reopens.

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