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(Wed., April 13, 2011) The Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill (WGSL) and all City refuse facilities are open to the public and back to normal operations.


            All six convenience centers Ewa, Laie, Wahiawa, Waianae, Waimanalo and Waipahu along with the Kapaa, Kawailoa and Keehi transfer stations have lifted all previous restrictions while the landfill was unavailable.


            Waste Management Hawaii, who operates and maintains the landfill for the City, received both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Health approvals after completing repairs.


            The landfill experienced three major rainstorm events from Dec. 19, 2010, through Jan. 13, 2011. The last event flooded the active waste cell, dislodging trash and debris into the ocean. 




Contact:  Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454