Hawaii DOH Solid Waste section

Office of Solid Waste Management

The DOH, Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch (SHWB) intends to adopt the DOH HEER Office’s Technical Guidance Manual and applicable guidance for the characterization and remediation of contaminated properties overseen by SHWB.  Click here for policy  SHWB requests comments from consultants and the regulated community by February 28, 2019.

Please send comments to:

For Solid Waste section to: DOHSWSGroupSite@HawaiiOIMT.onmicrosoft.com

For Hazardous Waste section to:  thomas.brand@doh.hawaii.gov

For Underground Storage Tank section to:  roxanne.kwan@doh.hawaii.gov

Solid Waste Rules

Hawaii Administrative Rules Chapter 11-58.1   January 13, 1994 “Solid Waste Management Control” is enforced by the OSWM.  Note: Effective March 13, 1999, Section 54 of HAR 11-58.1 is replaced by HAR Chapter 11-279, “Standards for the Management of Used Oil.”

Permit Applications & Instructions

  1. Solid waste management permit applications online
  2. Glass Advance Disposal Fee (ADF)
  3. Hawaii Deposit Beverage Container Program information
  4. Electronic Device and Television Recycling Law


Landfill Public Notices

Notice of Draft Renewal and Modification Permit for the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill

Public Comment Period:  February 17, 2019 to March 19, 2019
**E-mail address for public comments is DOHSWSGroupSite@HawaiiOIMT.onmicrosoft.com. Comments can also be mailed to Solid & Hazardous Waste Branch 2827 Waimano Home Road #100 Pearl City, HI 96782.**

Documents for Review:

Draft Solid Waste Management Permit

Application Package:

Permit Application (Note routing number on check for fee has been redacted)

Receipt for Filing Fee

Operations Manual

Groundwater Monitoring Plan

Hazardous Waste Exclusion Plan

Maintenance Checklist

Alternative Daily Cover Request

Final Cover Alternative Evaluation

Applicant Response to Comment, Revised Perimeter Gas Monitoring Plan

Attachment P-5, Zoning Approval

Attachment P-6, Property Owner Approval

Fact Sheets and Publications
Information on public issues and instruction on responsible ways to reduce, recycle, and dispose of specific waste materials.

2018 Diversion Survey Form

Motor Vehicle Tire Recovery form
Sample Tire Acceptance/Removal Documentation Form

Used Tire Recycling Sign – Retailers
Used Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Sign – Retailers
Illegal Dumping Poster

How to Manage Your Scrap Tires – May 2017
Used Lead Acid Battery Management July 2000
Proper Disposal of Home Health Care Waste July 2000
Minimizing Construction and Demolition Wastes – May 2016
Reduce and Recycle Green Waste July 2000
Disposal of Lead-based Paint Wastes
Disposal of Asbestos Containing Waste Materials
Pressure-Treated Wood Management July 2000
The Hawaii Guide to Alternatives and Disposal of Household Hazardous Wastes 1996
Illegal Dumping Notice Apr 2011
Tire Recycling Interim Policy May 6, 2009
State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch, Solid Waste Programs, Administrative and Civil Penalty Policy (May 30, 2014)

Oahu Landfills
Neighbor Island Landfills
Hawaii Landfill Groundwater Monitoring Guidance Document, ver 1.8

State Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan July 2000
State Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan Appendices 1-5 July 2000

Annual Reports to the Legislature

  1. 2016
  2. 2015
  3. 2013
  4. 2012
  5. 2011
  6. 2010


Other Links and Resources

City & County of Honolulu
Department of Environmental Services
Refuse Division

County of Maui
Department of Environmental Management
Solid Waste Division

County of Hawaii
Department of Environmental Management
Solid Waste Division

County of Kauai
Department of Public Works
Solid Waste Division

Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch
Hawai’i Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard #212
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96814

Phone: (808) 586-4226
Fax: (808) 586-7509