Kapolei company cited for solid waste violations

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A Kapolei company has been cited for failing to remove thousands of waste tires before they become a health or safety hazard.

The Hawaii State Department of Health says it sent a warning letter to A Pacific Island Properties in January 2006, requiring that all tires on their property be removed within 180 days.   In March 2008, there were still about 30,000 waste tires on the property.

The DOH has ordered the company to properly move the tires and take them to a permitted solid waste management facility.

The company now has 90 days to comply or request a hearing to contest the order.