Hawaii News Presentation to landfill committee addresses possible replacements By B.J. Reyes Nov. 1, 2011 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. A consultant has completed work looking into potential sites for a new solid-waste landfill and plans to present its findings next week to a panel tasked with advising the mayor on where to put a new landfill on Oahu. Findings are to be presented Nov. 8 at a meeting of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Landfill Site Selection, the Department of Environmental Services said in a news release. NEXT MEETING » Who: Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Landfill Site Selection » What: Meeting to hear and discuss the analysis from a consultant on potential landfill sites. » When: 9 a.m. Nov. 8 » Where: Mayor’s Third-floor Conference Room, Honolulu Hale At its most recent meeting in July, the committee asked its consultants to check with the Board of Water Supply and other entities about possibly adding previously disqualified parcels of land to a list of 47 parcels under consideration. The findings originally were sought by the committee for its August hearing, but consultant R.M. Towill Corp. requested more time to investigate and prepare its analysis. The committee had canceled two meetings in August while waiting for the analysis. R.M. Towill needed to contact a number of government agencies, including the Honolulu Board of Water Supply and the state Department of Health’s Solid Waste and Safe Drinking Water branches, and analyze a number of water- and land-use issues, the city said. The nine-member advisory committee plans to meet at least once more to weigh the criteria and apply them to the potential landfill sites, the city said. The date and time of that particular meeting is to be determined. A new landfill would replace or supplement the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill, which on July 31 is scheduled to stop receiving municipal solid waste and only accept ash from the HPOWER waste-to-energy plant. The city has appealed the deadline and asked that the landfill be allowed to continue accepting solid waste for at least 15 additional years. Committee members are tasked with recommending to the mayor a new or supplemental solid-waste landfill site, with the understanding that the Waimanalo Gulch site is off the table under all circumstances. Previous Story State sees high-rises jutting from skyline Next Story Students' scores rise but still trail peers'