Hilo Mulch Temporary Limited Availability Meeting

Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

County of Hawai‘i Aupuni Center Conference Room
101 Pauahi St.
Hilo, HI 96720

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division would like to invite you to attend this Question & Answer meeting regarding the Limited Mulch Supply at the East Hawai‘i Organics Facility.

The mulch supply at the East Hawai‘i Organics Facility will be limited beginning February 15, 2017 through April 17, 2017; the limited supply is due to the County’s efforts to provide enhanced mulch. During this process, the mulch will need to reach temperatures of approximately 145°(F) for 60 days to destroy harmful bacteria, weed seeds and invasive species such as Little Fire Ants, Coqui frogs, ‘Ōhi‘a Wilt Fungus, etc. The process takes 60 days to sanitize; therefore, mulch may not always be available to the public at the East Hawai‘i Organics Facility.

We apologize for any inconvenience. The Department of Environmental Management thanks the public for your cooperation and understanding as we work with our contractors to make the mulch pick up process as convenient as possible. Thank you for recycling.

For more information contact the Solid Waste Division Office at 961-8270.

The meeting place is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request an auxiliary aid or language translation, please call 961-8270 five days prior to the meeting date. Comments may be sent to Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division, 345 Kekūanāo'a St., Suite 41, Hilo, HI 96720 or emailed to .