5 transfer stations back to regular hours

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald People drive Monday toward the Hilo Transfer Station.

Five county transfer stations have resumed regular operating hours this week after facing service interruptions due to COVID-19-related staffing issues.

Those transfer stations are in Hilo, Hawi, Keauhou, Keaau and Pahoa.

“We’re proud to have found creative and out-of-the-box solutions to return vital services to our communities in the midst of the pandemic,” Mayor Mitch Roth said in a news release. “We understand the importance of ensuring reasonable and equitable access to our transfer stations and remain committed to doing whatever we can to preventing further closures to the best of our ability. Breaking down silos was a focal point of our administration, and this is just one example of how collaboration between departments, across all sectors, can help us solve some of our toughest challenges.”

“I would like to thank the Office of the Mayor, the Department of Health, Department of Public Works, the Department of Human Resources, and the hard-working Solid Waste Division staff that worked beyond expectations to continue the services by ‘holding the torch’ as others were out due to the unpredictable COVID-19 Delta variant,” said Ramzi Mansour, director of the Department of Environmental Management.

Visit for scheduled hours of operation at facilities islandwide, and register online to receive notifications about service interruptions.


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