County proposes Molokai landfill expansion as capacity looms

County proposes Molokai landfill expansion as capacity looms

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Maui County has proposed expanding the Molokai landfill as capacity is expected to be reached in 2020.

The Maui News reported Tuesday that the county is considering adding two new disposal sites and relocating the existing green waste facility to a new site on the property.

The Molokai Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility is located on a 38-acre (15-hectacre) patch of land.

Four disposal sites have been opened on the property since 1993. They're expected to reach full capacity by mid-2020.

The expansion project would cost an estimated $6.5 million. The department would develop the first of the two new disposal sites in fiscal year 2019, with the second to follow in fiscal year 2024. The improvements would allow the landfill to accommodate the island's disposal needs through 2038.

Information from: The Maui News,

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