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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2007
Release No. M-30-07
METAL RECYCLING PILOT PROJECT BEGINS AT LANDFILL
Operators of the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill will begin a two-month pilot project to recover metal from the waste stream as part of the City’s efforts to expand recycling and stretch the life of the landfill.
The 60-day project begins this week. Waste Management Hawaii, which operates the City landfill under contract, will use a large electromagnet to remove ferrous metals from the incoming solid waste. The metal will be hauled to Schnitzer Steel in
“If this pilot project works the way we expect, this will become a permanent program,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “Not only will it save rapidly dwindling space in our only municipal landfill, but it will also improve our efforts to move
The City already recovers metal from the H-POWER garbage-to-energy plant, where much of
Recycling steel saves material and energy that would otherwise be consumed to produce new steel, Hannemann noted.
After the 60-day pilot project ends, Waste Management Hawaii and the City Department of Environmental Services will evaluate the results.
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
|Monday, April 02, 2007|