County proposes site for islandwide composting facility

The project location of the new East Hawaii Organics Facility is at the end of Kipimana Street in the W.H. Shipman Business Park in Keaau. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — Administrators with Hawaii County’s Department of Environmental Management say a new proposed site for a islandwide composting facility will have fewer impacts on the community and won’t be near any residences.