Leeward Landfill Seeks Exemption from City’s Waste-to-Energy Fees

Leeward Landfill Seeks Exemption from City’s Waste-to-Energy Fees

Sophie Cocke
Honolulu Civil Beat

A Honolulu City Council bill that would potentially exempt a westside landfill from millions of dollars in city fees is generating pushback from the director of the city’s Department of Environmental Services, who says it gives preferential treatment to a single company and could result in a significant loss in city revenue.

Bill 47, scheduled to be heard by the City Council Budget Committee on Wednesday, would in effect exempt PVT Land Company in Nanakuli from tipping fees at the city’s waste-to-energy plant, called H-POWER (Honolulu Program of Waste Energy Recovery), which is operated by Covanta Energy…

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Honolulu Civil Beat
26 August 2014

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