Green waste closed at Līhu‘e refuse transfer station until further notice
Green waste is closed until further notice at the Līhu‘e refuse transfer station due to the discovery of two coconut rhinoceros beetles, an invasive species in Hawai‘i.
Green waste at Līhu‘e is estimated to be closed through next week, as State officials and invasive species crews are on site and responding. The closure may extend if necessary. Updates will be given when the green waste service reopens at the Līhu‘e refuse transfer station.
Residents are advised to utilize green waste facilities in Kapa‘a. Commercial loads may be dropped at Kaua‘i Nursery and Landscaping. Call 808-245-7747 for more information.
According to the State of Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, a survey crew from the Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee found a live beetle in one of the traps near the green waste site at the Līhu‘e refuse transfer station on May 31. On June 2, survey crews found a dead CRB in another trap near the green waste area.
Although green waste service is closed until further notice, other services are available at the Līhu‘e refuse transfer station.
For questions regarding the closure, call the Solid Waste Division at 808-241-4841. To read the news release from the State of Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, refer to the link below: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/blog/main/nr23-11crbonkauai/.