Management, employees differ on solid waste division staffing

  • The Keauhou Transfer Station was closed March 29, pictured here. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Bruce Aipia and Allan Liftee discard green waste in a full bin Monday at the Kealakehe Transfer Station. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — A county employee says abrupt transfer station closures like those experienced last week could pop up again in the future unless the Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management adds to its solid waste division workforce.