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New Hauler, Processor Coming to Transfer Stations

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As the county transitions to a new hauler and processor, residents are asked to hold on to their used tires for the next few days until the new contractor is able to mobilize and service the refuse transfer stations and Kekaha landfill.

New service will begin on Aug. 31. However, if residents can keep their tires until the end of the week, it will give the contractor time to clear out the backlog of tires.

As a reminder residents should turn in their old tires if they are purchasing new tires. All local vendors are required to charge a disposal fee when you purchase tires, which covers the proper processing of your tires. Vendors are not allowed to discount tire prices or offer rebates of any kind if you keep your tires.

Businesses are reminded that recycling services including tire, propane, scrap metal, and motor oil at County facilities is for residents only (green waste and refuse is allowed with a tipping fee coupon). Businesses caught bringing in prohibited material to the residential drop points shall be responsible for removing such material and be required to bring them to a permitted disposal or recycling facility and shall be subject to the penalties and fines not to exceed $1,000 per offense.


The violator shall also pay the costs of any cleanup incurred by the County or any other costs of remedying the violation. A separate offense is committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.

Call 808-241-4841 for any questions or concerns.


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