Dispute over Kapolei landfill ‘in limbo’

A Ko Olina group pushes for a full shutdown as the city works on reducing use of the dump

Gordon Y.K. Pang
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The fate of the Wai­ma­nalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill remains uncertain 15 months after the city endeavored to reach a resolution with the community group that’s fought the hardest to shutter Oahu’s only municipal dump.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell told the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser that the city is looking at “eliminating the need for an everyday landfill,” suggesting that the complete shutdown long sought by Leeward area residents is not likely to happen any time soon.

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
12 May 2014