The County is in the beginning process of updating the Integrated Solid Wast Management Plan (ISWMP). The ISWMP represents a “roadmap”
setting the County's vision for the future management of municipal solid waste.
The planning goal is to develop a financially feasible plan for the residents and businesses of Kauai that maximizes waste diversion, ensures adequate disposal capacity, and
protects the health of our island.
Several stakeholders will contribute to drafting the update including: the
County's consultant, JACOBS; County administration and Public Works
staff; a Solid Waste Advisory Committee
appointed by Mayor Derek Kawakami comprised of Kauai residents, business, and government representatives; as well as the general public. The planning process will be
complex, and will include multiple Solid Waste Advisory Committee meetings, Council workshops, public meetings, and input from the State Department of Health. The draft
ISWMP is expected to be sent out for public comment in January of 2021.
The ISWMP provides information on current solid waste management practices,
and also provides recommendations and associated costs for program improvements.
Issues addressed in the ISWMP include: source reduction and reuse, recycling and
bioconversion, special wastes, hazardous and electronic waste, public education
and information, transfer stations and landfills, refuse collection, materials
and marketing procurement, alternative technologies to landfill, landfill,
facility siting strategies, and a solid waste system cost analysis.
If you have questions about the ISWMP, please contact Allison Fraley at