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Pacific Shipyards International Cited for Hazardous Waste Violations

FuddyThe Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch has filed a Notice of Violation and Order against Pacific Shipyards International, LLC (PSI) for violations of hazardous waste regulations. DOH has cited the company for exceeding the 90 day storage limit of hazardous waste that is awaiting disposal, failing to label the required accumulation start dates for stored hazardous waste containers, and failing to label a hazardous waste drum in a satellite accumulation area.

Facilities that generate large amounts of hazardous waste must dispose of that waste within a 90 day period. If the waste is still in storage at the end of the 90 days, a facility must hold a storage permit in order to be in compliance. Permitted storage facilities have stringent guidelines in place, such as increased frequency of inspections and emergency and contingency plans, to ensure public health and safety. PSI, located at Pier 41 in Honolulu, is not a permitted storage facility and was previously cited for violations in 2007 which were resolved.

DOH discovered the violations during December 2012 inspections of PSI, which performs mechanical and structural repairs and maintenance on ocean vessels. PSI has 20 days to respond to the violation notice and could face a penalty of $60,000.

The Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch oversees the management of solid waste generated within Hawaii to prevent releases of petroleum, hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants into the environment through aggressive enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. The branch promotes pollution prevention and waste minimization activities and the development of partnerships with the community.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events on the Big Island

Household Hazardous Waste collection events will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., as follows:

  • Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station.
  • Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling and Transfer Station.

These events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only.  No business or farm wastes and NO electronic waste will be accepted.

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The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management holds these regular collection events so households can conveniently dispose of acceptable HHW in a manner that protects both public health and the environment.  Some acceptable HHW are automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides.  For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable HHW, please visit our website hawaiizerowaste.org. The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.

If you are unable to attend the events described above, the next scheduled HHW Collection Events will be on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Waimea and on Sunday, March 2, 2013 in Pāhoa.

Please direct your comments or questions regarding these HHW Collection Events to Linda Peters, Recycling Coordinator with the Department of Environmental Management at 961-8942 or email to lpeters@co.hawaii.hi.us.  Mahalo for your kōkua.

 

Hazardous Waste Collection and Kapiolani Street Extension in the Mayor’s Blog

A couple of notes of interest from Mayor Kenoi’s Blog this week:

A special Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Wai‘ōhinu Solid Waste Recycling and Transfer Station.  More Here: Hazardous Waste Collection Sep. 8 at Waiʻōhinu.

The Kapi‘olani Street Extension Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) will be available for public review and comment on August 23, 2012.  The project proposes to extend Hilo’s Kapi‘olani Street 0.5-mile from Mohouli Street to W. Lanikāula Street to improve traffic flow on Kīlauea Avenue, Kino‘ole Street, and the surrounding streets; accommodate bike and pedestrian travel; and provide an alternate emergency evacuation route.  Construction plans include drainage improvements, utility relocation, traffic signals at two intersections, and a concrete bridge across Waiākea Stream.  The DEA assesses impacts and identifies mitigation measures for this project.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the Department of Public Works will conduct a Public Informational meeting to share the findings of the DEA and invite public comments on the project.  More Here:  Draft Environmental Assessment for Kapi‘olani St. Extension available Aug. 23.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Waimea Solid Waste Transfer Station and Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Pāhoa Solid Waste Transfer Station.

These events are for household generated and self-hauled waste only. No business or farm wastes, however electronic waste will not be accepted.

The County of Hawai ‘i Department of Environmental Management holds these collection events so residents can conveniently dispose of acceptable HHW in a manner that protects both public health and the environment. Some types of acceptable HHW are automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides. For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable HHW, please visit our website www.hawaiizerowaste.org. The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.

The next scheduled HHW Collection events will be held on June 2, 2012 in Hilo and June 9, 2012 in Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe).

Please direct your comments or questions regarding these HHW Collection events to Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the County of Hawai`i Department of Environmental Management at 961-8554 or email to recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Free Hazardous Household Waste Collection Scheduled for Wai‘ōhinu

The County of Hawai‘i has scheduled a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection event from 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Wai‘ōhinu Solid Waste Transfer Station.

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management holds these free collection events to help residents conveniently dispose of acceptable HHW in a manner that protects both public health and the environment.

This event is for household generated and self-hauled waste only.  No business or farm wastes allowed, and no electronic waste will be accepted.

Some acceptable HHW are automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides.  There will also be a concurrent latex paint reuse collection/exchange during this event.

For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable HHW, please visit our website www.hawaiizerowaste.org. The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.

The next HHW Collection Events will be on December 3, 2011in Hilo and December 10, 2011 in Kailua-Kona.

Please direct your comments or questions regarding these HHW Collection Events to Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the Department of Environmental Management at 961-8554 or email to recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Household Hazardous Waste Dump Day at Pahoa Transfer Station

Bring your automotive fluids, chemicals and cleaners and other hazardous household wastes to the Pahoa Transfer Station collection area on Sunday, April 17th.

For full details on what materials are and are not accepted please visit Household Hazardous Waste.

Various businesses also offer collections of select hazardous materials in limited quantities:

  • DALECO – automotive batteries; 74-5546C Kaiwi St., Kailua-Kona, call 329-4605; fee
  • Home Depot – rechargeable power tool batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). (Next to the Customer Service Counter)
  • HolidayLEDs.com – holiday lights recycling mail-in program.  Mail in your string of old holiday lights and receive a coupon for discounts at HolidayLEDs.com.
  • Interstate Batteries of Hawai‘i – Lead-acid and deep cycle batteries, including solar batteries; Lithium ion batteries ($.50/lb); If a large quantity generator would like to request pick-up service ($.15 – $.20/lb transport/palletizing fee) – call 326-9050 (Kona) & 934-7256 (Hilo)
  • Napa Auto Parts – automotive batteries; 64-1019 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, call 885-6000; fee
  • Pāhoa Battery & Propane – automotive batteries; 2660 Kea‘au-Pāhoa Rd., Pāhoa, call 965-9499; fee

Hazardous Household Wastes to be Collected

Media Release:

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management will be conducting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events at its Waimea and Pāhoa Recycling & Solid Waste Transfer Stations in March.

The Waimea HHW Collection Event will be held on Saturday, March 6, and the Pāhoa HHW Collection Event will be held on Sunday, March 7.  Both events will provide for residential drop-off of select materials from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. only.  During the Pāhoa HHW collection event, the ARC of Hilo’s HI-5 Certified Redemption Center will be closed for the day; residents may use the Kea‘au Recycling & Transfer Station, which will be open.

These events are for household generated materials only; no business or farm wastes will be accepted.  For more information on what is acceptable or unacceptable at these events, and for instructions on how to properly dispose of common hazardous household materials, please visit our website at www.hawaiizerowaste.org.

The County of Hawai‘i conducts these events to offer our residents a convenient and environmentally responsible method to dispose of potentially hazardous materials like automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights, pesticides, etc.  Proper disposal of these materials protects our residents’ health and the environment.

Please note that if you are unable to attend these Household Hazardous Waste collection events, the next events are scheduled for Hilo on June 5 and Kona on June 12.

Should there be any comments or questions on the above, please contact Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the Department of Environmental Management at 961-8554 or email to recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us.  Mahalo for your kōkua

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events in Hilo and Kona

Media Release:

The County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management will be conducting Household Hazardous Waste Collections events at its Hilo and Kailua-Kona Recycling & Solid Waste Transfer Stations in December.

The Hilo HHW Collections Event will be held on Saturday, December 5; and the Kailua-Kona HHW Collection Event will be held on Saturday, December 12.  Both events will provide for residential drop-off of select materials from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. only.

These events are for household generated materials only; no business or farm wastes will be accepted.  For more information on what is acceptable at these events, and for instructions on how to properly dispose of common hazardous household materials, visit our website at www.hawaiizerowaste.org.

The Department of Environmental Management conducts these events to offer residents a convenient and environmentally responsible method to dispose of potentially hazardous materials like automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides.  Proper disposal of these materials protects our health and the environment.

For more information, contact Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the Department of Environmental Management, 961-8554, or email to recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us. Mahalo for your kōkua.