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Ask the Mayor: When Will Something be Done About Construction Waste?

May 22, 2016, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated May 22, 12:30 PM
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Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his office staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], call 270-7855 or send them by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Aloha Mayor,

Q: When will something be done about the construction waste along Honoapi‘ilani Highway (State Highway 30) between Mā‘alaea and Waikapū? The construction waste is a good 15 feet higher than the road now, and more coming in every day.

There needs to be a better plan for this—they should not be allowed to continue to dump or change the elevation and skyline on a very popular tourism passage to Lahaina, and to Kīhei from ʻĪao Valley.


Thanks for all you do.


A: The owners of Maui Demolition & Construction Landfill Inc., DBA Maalaea Landfill, recently sent a letter to the county stating they will stop accepting waste on Aug. 31, 2016. They will continue to finish the state Department of Health’s post-closure requirements with a permit over the next 30 years. This permit is necessary to maintain and monitor the facility, to make sure no fires are ignited and to make sure that adequate cover is maintained.



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