County wants critical look at 1992 landfill contract

  • A commercial hauler stops to be weighed at the Puuanahulu Landfill. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • A commercial hauler heads to the Puuanahulu landfill in this 2017 file photo. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Trucks leave the Puuanahulu Landfill after emptying their loads. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file)

HILO — In 1992, the county inked a generous, endless contract with Waste Management Inc. to create and operate a landfill at Puuanahulu. Then the courts gave the private garbage giant a little more.