County of Kaua‘i seeks to avoid Kekaha Landfill crisis
LIHU‘E — With the Kekaha Landfill nearing its capacity, the county is scrambling for solutions to avoid a potential garbage disaster.
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what a great idea lets put a dump next to the ocean, and in peoples back yard….where does all of that waste liquids seep to,our ocean.our water tables,wow!!!! what will happen to the garden island and the next generations… clean oceans…
We have known about this issue yet have refused to change.
Be a part of the solution and don’t let recyclables and compostables go into the landfill, and limit landfill only consumption as much as possible!
Agree on recycling. Anyone who recycles sees how much of this material one family creates. We don’t need to wait for curbside pickup to be part of the solution.
As usual the County of Kauai has dithered for decades about just another major issue! Par for the course. These grossly over-compensated, do little Administrations and Councils do little to earn their keep. The County of Kauai has become a pariah predatory institution, which legislates from back rooms, enacting Unconstitutional rules, procedures, and codes to milk the public at ever turn. There is little concept of ethics there.
So, sit on the problem for 10+ years and then scramble when the deadline approaches… Sounds about right.
Why haven’t we established curb-side recycling yet??! Even without the impending doom of the landfill at capacity, this is something we should have implemented YEARS ago. Definitely something I wouldn’t mind my tax dollars going to.
Also, landfill mining in Kekaha…? I hope we’re getting another new park to compensate.
Burn it. Waste to energy incinerator, even out the daytime solar capacity.
It seems instead of a (farmed) bio-fuel plant built on a 20 year land lease, the County should have considered a garbage burning facility as their long term solution instead. A garbage burner greatly reduces our landfill need and creates a new sustainable power source. Technology used in the air scrubbers reduces emissions to practically nothing (compared to off gases and soil leaching of a landfill).