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Gulch Landfill Hearing Oct. 28

City officials will conduct an informational public hearing next Monday in Kapolei on efforts in regard to the continued use of Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill (WGSL).

The hearing is set for 5 p.m. Oct. 28 in Kapolei Hale, conference room A on the ground floor.

At issue is whether “a new special use permit should be allowed to supercede the existing special use permit to allow a 92.5-acre expansion and time extension for Waimanalo Gulch.”

The gulch site is Oahu’s only municipal solid waste landfill, and the location of a replacement has yet to be determined from a dozen candidates submitted one year ago.

Quarterly public hearings are held to keep the public informed about the city’s efforts to reduce landfilled waste.

The fate of WGSL is being determined. The city estimates that the West Oahu landfill could continue to receive waste materials for at least the next 15 years. However, the state Land Use Commission, in response to community opposition to the landfill, has limited its use by order.

For more information, call the city Department of Environmental Services, Refuse Division, at 768-3401.