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: [email protected]

For Hazardous Waste section to:  [email protected]

For Underground Storage Tank section to:  [email protected]

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

Kekaha Cell 2 Permit Application Documents and Draft Permit

Public Notice
Draft Permit

Permit Application (received 10/3/16)
Attachments P5 and P6
Updated Permit Application (received 11/9/17), includes Engineering Report and Point of Compliance Assessment (Appendix G of the Engineering Report)
Receipt for Filing Fee
Phase II Liner Investigation (basis for repairing liner)
Draft Cell 2 Base Liner Construction Drawings

Site Operations Manual
* Waste Acceptance/Hazardous Waste Exclusion Program (embedded in Oct 2017 Ops Manual)
* Groundwater and Leachate Monitoring Plan (embedded in Oct 2017 Ops Manual)
* Perimeter Gas Monitoring Plan (embedded in Oct 2017 Ops Manual)
* Existing Materials Drop-off Facility Operations Plan (embedded in Oct 2017 Ops Manual)
* Closure and Post-Closure Plan (embedded in Oct 2017 Ops Manual)

Revised Leachate Management Plan
Subsurface Landfill Gas Temperature Monitoring and Contingency Plan Phase 1

Documents Relating to Past Design/Construction at the Landfill
Report of CQA Cell 1(1A through 1D)
Report of Construction Quality Assurance for New Leachate Evaporation Pond
Report of Construction Quality Assurance, Phase II Leachate Management System Modifications (received 1/4/19)
Kekaha Sanitary Landfill Phase II, Design Drawings; part 1
Kehaka Sanitary Landfill Phase II, Design Drawings; part 2

Fact Sheets and Publications

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

2019 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
2827 Waimano Home Road #100
Pearl City, Hawai’i 96782

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