Announcements: April 11, 2021

New transfer station rule goes into effect Friday

The Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, announces the prohibition of all trailers and dump beds from use at transfer stations islandwide will begin Friday, April 16.


Vehicles at the facilities will be limited to sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks, mini-vans, or other non-commercial automobiles. All trailers and dump bed trucks will be prohibited at transfer stations islandwide.

There is no restriction for the use of trailers at the West Hawaii Sanitary Landfill and the East Hawaii Regional Sort Station.

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Veterans association offers scholarships

The Hawaii Island AJA Veterans Legacy Association announces it is offering up to two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to continue their post high school education this fall.

These scholarships are sponsored by the Hawaii Island AJA Veterans Legacy Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organization dedicated to honoring and perpetuating the legacy of the Americans of Japanese ancestry veterans during World War II.

Applicants must be a senior at any Big island public or private high school and must enroll full time at any accredited college or university for the 2021-22 academic year, registering for 12 credits or more. In addition to the application and other documents, an essay of no more than 1,000 words is required describing the significance and role of Americans of Japanese ancestry in the 100th Infantry Battalion, Military Intelligence Service or the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II (focusing on a minimum of one) and their legacy.

Scholarships may be applied to tuition, room and board, books, travel or other expenses at the college or university of the applicant’s choice.


The deadline for the scholarships is April 17; applications, including the essay, must be postmarked by this date.

Application forms and instructions are available at the counselor offices at Big Island public and private high schools; and by calling the AJA Veterans Hall in Hilo at (808) 959-4460, leaving your name, phone number and email address.

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