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Molokai to go without metals disposal facility for several months

KAUNAKAKAI, Molokai (HawaiiNewsNow) – Residents of the island of Molokai are being asked to hold on to their old vehicles, appliances, scrap metal, tires, propane tanks and car batteries for the next few months as Maui County works to build a permanent facility for metals disposal. County officials announced this week the closure of the Molokai Metals Recycling Facility effective Friday December 11.

The county had been using a contractor, Ray's Rentals, to take in the unwanted metals since July 2008, but the temporary facility at the Molokai landfill reached its storage capacity.

"The contractor's inability to meet the required permit standards put the county at risk of being fined by the Department of Health of up to $25,000 per day per violation. The immediate closure of the site is a result of poor performance by the Molokai contractor" said Mahina Martin, Community Relations and Communications Director for Maui County.

"We ask for the public's cooperation in holding on to any items that would have ordinarily gone to the metals recycling site until the new permanent site is completed" said Cheryl Okuma, director of the Maui Department of Environmental Management.

Okuma says that a new and permanent metals recycling center is expected to open in April, 2010.

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