Committee recommends site in Kailua for next landfill

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A landfill selection committee has recommended a site for Oahu's next landfill. Mayor Peter Carlisle's Advisory committee on Landfill Site Selection recommended the Kailua Ameron Quarry Site.

Currently, Oahu has two landfills: the City-owned Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill (WGSL) and the privately-owned PVT landfill. The WGSL is Oahu's only municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill.

The selection committee was given strict orders not to consider the current landfill site at Waimanalo Gulch.

The committee met for the first time on January 20, 2011.

The nine member committee came up with a list of 20 different criteria.  Things like proximity to homes, schools and tourist attractions as well has rainfall, impact on endangered species and cost.

We will have more on this developing story tonight on Hawaii News Now.

To view a list of potential landfill sites and a map of their location click here.

To read more information about the landfill criteria click here.

For more about the landfill selection committee and its members click here.

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