Heavy Rains damage Waiohinu transfer station

Recent heavy rains that fell over the Ka‘u District has caused damage to the Solid Waste Transfer Station in Waiohinu.

A portion of the retaining wall adjacent to the disposal chute was impacted, and as a result the Solid Waste Division has taken steps to prevent further damage to the disposal area, Hawaii County said in a press release Tuesday.


Beginning Tuesday, users of this site will need to hand-carry refuse from their vehicles to the disposal chute, and will not be able to back their vehicles directly up to the disposal chute. The division is asking that users of this site not overload their trash bags, so that they are easier to carry.

Please bag all greenwaste so that it can be carried to the disposal chute.


The division is in the process of getting bids out for the construction of a new facility in Waiohinu. Construction of this facility is not expected to be completed for at least nine to 10 months.

For additional information you may call 961-8270 or email: SWD@hawaiicounty.gov.