Dec. 23, 2020

Priority achieved
Island landfills “unconscionable,” Pine says

Honolulu, Hawai‘i — Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine released the following statement upon the city’s execution of an Ash and Automotive Shredder Residue Processing Facility contract with H-POWER operator Covanta Projects LLC:

“One of my top priorities has been to close the landfill and the ash was the remaining trash that kept it open on a weekly basis. This contract will also relieve the backlog of disposing of abandoned vehicles throughout the city,” said Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine, who represents the district where both H-POWER and the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill are located. “No community should ever have a landfill again. It is just unconscionable to put toxic trash into the earth on an island.”

Councilmember Kym Pine represents residents of District One (ʻEwa, ʻEwa Beach, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Ko ʻOlina, Nānākuli, Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae, Mākaha, Kea‘au, Mākua) and is chair of the City Council’s Committee on Business Economic Development and Tourism.

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