Solid Waste Division
COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
When visiting the Solid Waste Division Office please note the following precautionary measures:
- # of people in the lobby will be limited
- Six feet physical distancing required
- All paperwork and checks filled out prior to entry
Refer to the link below for other ways we can assist you remotely.
Our missionis “To provide Public Health, Safety and Environmental Protection of Maui County’s Air, Land and Water Through Effective and Sustainable Solid Waste Management Practices, Resources and Dedicated Team”.
OverviewThe Solid Waste Division supports sections including administration, compliance, planning, engineering, fiscal, refuse collections, landfill operations, 95 employees, capital improvement projects and permit reviews. The Division operates 4 county owned landfills, 6 closed landfills, provides residential refuse collection to > 26,700 accounts, 2,600 routes, and completes about 2.5 million picks/yr, manages > 20 permits and related regulatory compliance countywide, landfills 200,000 tons/yr and now processes > 20,000 tons/yr of construction and demolition (C&D) material.
SWD utilizes the following priorities for management of allotted resources:
- Employee safety
- Public and Environmental safety
- Facility, equipment and infrastructure safety
2nd: Regulatory Compliance/Environmental Protection
- Meet all state, federal and county regulatory requirements, permits, mandates and procedures.
3rd: Resource Management
- Meet resource management needs for personnel, budget, equipment and infrastructure to build and maintain reliability, sustainability and efficiency.
4th: Non-Safety, Non-Compliant Related Services/Programs
- Expansion of services and programs, refuse collections on non-county roads, non-critical programs, beautification, landscaping, etc.
- Reviewing current operations and data to make specific recommendations for increasing efficiencies, diverting more tons, and limiting landfill risk.
- Building consensus among SWAC, staff, Maui policymakers, and State regulators to pursue one of a number of options that provide a healthy environment and service to the rate payer.
- Drafting a practical plan that is a blueprint for implementation