Posted by: opala808 | July 1, 2014

Nothing Wasted, Nothing to Landfill

waste_total_2015_fcastHonolulu ranks among the top cities in the country in landfill diversion, and continues to push forward to increase recycling and waste-to-energy to the nth degree. By mid-2015, we expect to send little more than ash to the City’s Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill (WGSL). 2013 recycling and waste disposal data confirm that the City’s efforts to reduce waste through recycling and waste-to-energy have continued to move in the right direction. Driven by expansions to the H-POWER waste-to-energy facility, which provided an additional 300,000 tons of capacity in 2013, Oahu’s landfill diversion rate, including both the WGSL and the private construction and demolition landfill, was nearly 75%, an increase of 7 percentage points over 2012. For WGSL alone, the 2013 diversion rate was 79%. Check out the data on, Recycling and Landfill Diversion and Future Plans.


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