City reviews request to expand Nanakuli landfill

A plan is in the works to expand a Nanakuli landfill.

The city’s Department of Planning and Permitting reviewed a permit request from PVT Land Company Wednesday.

The company wants to increase capacity of the landfill by about 4.5 million cubic yards and expand recycling and materials recovery.

“What we’re striving for is to have a place for the contractors, for other people, including the homeowners that do a remodel, a place for them to dump that’s appropriate, that’s safe, and that we can maximize the recycling and literally the benefit of the wood, paper, and cardboard, and plastic coming out is huge for the island. We can power 20,000 homes over the feed stock that we get out on an annual basis,” said Stephen Joseph, PVT Land Company vice president of operations.

“I think it comes out to 200,000 barrels of oil annually that we wouldn’t have to buy, and all of that money stays on the island, provides jobs for truckers, construction guys, guys who are in the power plants over here, so we think it’s a meaningful role for us to be playing in this,” he added.

The company says an expansion would add about 27 new jobs and an additional 100 truck trips a day.

No decision was made Wednesday.

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