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car and equipment wash wastes, sewage sludges; underground storage tank and other sludges; off-specification and outdated products baghouse dusts; inorganic filter cakes; treated infectious waste; and dead animals and offal.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).
ASBESTOS DISPOSAL AT KEKAHA LANDFILL
- By pre-scheduled appointment, Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) disposal deliveries may be accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Only ACM waste generated on the island of Kaua‘i may be accepted.
- Appointments shall be made by calling the landfill 24-hours in advance of a planned delivery and will be on a first come first-served basis.
- The number of ACM loads intended for delivery, up to two (2) loads, shall be declared at the time the appointment is made.
- The Landfill will accept a maximum of two (2) ACM loads per day. (Example: if a single entity schedules an appointment to deliver two (2) ACM loads, no more appointments would be scheduled for that day).
- Appointments are not transferrable.
- Each ACM load shall not exceed twenty (20) cubic yards.
- All ACM loads shall be double wrapped in plastic of at least 6 mill thickness prior to arrival at the landfill.
- All deliveries shall be accompanied by a certified/licensed asbestos contractor and the appropriate waste manifest. Hauler and asbestos contractor shall stop at the landfill office for a document/manifest and hauler inspection. Loads may be rejected if one or more of the following standards is/are not adhered to:
- Manifests shall be properly completed,
- ACM shall be properly bagged,
- The asbestos contractor shall have sufficient supplies to immediately re-wrap any loads where the bags have been torn or have ruptured. Contractor shall not be permitted proceed to the unloading area unless fully compliant with this provision (Emphasis Added)
- Once cleared to proceed the hauler accompanied by asbestos contractor, shall transport and unload the ACM in the area designated by the County. Hauler shall abide by directions of the landfill staff.
- The asbestos contractor shall be solely responsible for any necessary re-wrapping of the ACM load and shall remain onsite until landfill management gives clearance for the unloaded ACM.
- Kekaha landfill staff will not handle, relocate, or repair any improperly packaged, torn, or ruptured bagging materials.
Please contact the Kekaha Landfill at (808) 337-1416 to schedule appointments.