Special Waste is defined in the Solid Waste Management Permit No. LF-0042-16 for the Kekaha Municipal Solid Waste Landfill and means any solid waste which, because of its source or physical, chemical, or biological characteristics, requires special consideration for its proper processing or disposal, or both, and includes, but is not limited to: asbestos; semi-solid wastes including dewatered car and equipment wash wastes, sewage sludges; underground storage tank and other sludges; off-specification and outdated products baghouse dusts; inorganic filter cakes; treated infectious waste; and dead animals and offal.
Special Waste also includes contaminated materials such as: contaminated soils and debris, including: resins and chemical debris; petroleum and other contaminated soils; and petroleum fuels (i.e., used oil, diesel, jet fuel, gasoline) and debris, sandblast grits, waste that are toxic in nature, such as insecticides, poisons, or radioactive materials (provided that they are not regulated under another authority such as RCRA Subtitle C, TSCA that requires disposal other than at a permitted MSW landfill), and other solid waste, which may be accepted for disposal such as contaminated industrial/commercial waste and non-TSCA regulated PCB waste, provided such materials are not regulated hazardous waste.
The landfill also explicitly prohibits disposal of fresh or frozen uncooked shrimp and other crustaceans.
Acceptance of Special Waste
Please call (808) 337-1416 for guidance on Special Waste. Customers must complete and return a Special Waste Profile that will be reviewed and approved prior to disposal. Please download and complete the form before sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. FORM- Special Waste Profile (after downloading to your PC you will have the option of digitally signing or printing for physical signature).
GENERAL NOTICE TO ALL CONTRACTORS MARCH 27, 2020
SUSPENSION OF ASBESTOS DISPOSAL AT KEKAHA LANDFILL
The Kekaha Landfill has adjusted operations to accommodate construction of its expansion cell. This change in operations has resulted in a need to suspend acceptance of asbestos containing materials for nine months to a year.
Contractors are urged to either delay production of asbestos containing waste or seek out other appropriate options until such time that the County of Kaua‘i issues an announcement to resume asbestos disposal operations at the landfill.
Appropriate options to dispose of asbestos include PVT C&D landfill on O‘ahu. Asbestos disposal information can be viewed at the company's website at: http://www.pvtland.com/landfill/asbestos
Should there be any change in this policy or potential to accept smaller loads, we will notify contractors directly. Please call Allison Fraley at (808) 241-4837 with questions.