County preps for impact to landfills following changes to recycling program


LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today

Debi McGuire empties her recyclables in the mix bin at the Kealakehe Recycle and Transfer Station earlier this month, prior to the downsizing of the county’s recycling program that went into effect Oct. 16.

KAILUA-KONA — Thousands of tons of recyclables once diverted from the waste stream will enter the Big Island’s landfills each year under changes implemented last week to Hawaii County’s recycling program.