WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Officials were forced to close the Central Maui Landfill early Tuesday because of high winds.
The landfill closed Tuesday at 1 p.m. and will also close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26.
The early closing time will allow staff to collect windblown debris.
The landfill is required by law to comply with strict litter control requirements. Environmental Management officials said today that the early closures are necessary to implement control measures to avoid potential citations and/or fines from the State Department of Health.
The department apologizes for the inconvenience, and asks for the public's understanding as workers clean up the excess litter and assess conditions for Thursday.