The return of the Ironman World Championship to the Big Island this week is necessitating the closure of the county’s solid waste facilities because of road closures associated with the triathlon.
The following facilities and services will not be available later this week:
The closure at the Kealakehe Recycling and Transfer Station will affect all services, including residential trash disposal, HI-5 redemption, two-bin recycling, green waste recycling, the Re-Use Store and mulch pick-up. The Keauhou Recycling and Transfer Station will provide services for residential trash disposal, Re-Use Center and two-bin recycling during this closure.
The Kealakehe Recycling and Transfer Station will resume regular operations of all services on Oct. 9. The transfer station is open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
HI-5 redemption services at the Keauhou Recycling and Transfer Station will also resume Oct. 9, from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The West Hawaiʻi Sanitary Landfill will resume its normal schedule and reopen Oct. 10. Regular service hours are 7 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For future closure information and locations, click here or call the county Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division at 808-961-8270.