Time to finally get rid of those junked cars and appliances. The Molokai-Naiwa Landfill is now open to accept scrap metal for recycling through Sept. 8.
As of yesterday, Molokai Metals Facility (MMF) started accepting metals at its recycling center at the landfill. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The facility is operated by the county’s contractor, Kitagawa’s Towing & Metal Recycling.
For this collection event, the County of Maui Environmental Management Solid Waste Division encourages people to bring in vehicles, motorcycles, appliances, vehicle tires, batteries, propane tanks and other miscellaneous metal items such as roofing, gutters, tubs, sinks, faucets, pipes, metal furniture, bicycles, mowers, engine parts, tools, fencing, and ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal.
There is no charge to residents for this service. Businesses and agencies can call MMF for fees at 658-9029.
For all vehicles, including motorcycles, a vehicle acceptance form must be submitted to the MMF. Forms can be found at the MMF center at the landfill, the Maui County Treasurers office in the Meyers Building in Kaunakakai or online at the County of Maui website. Vehicle owners must complete a statement of junking form from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
For those who need assistance moving materials from their homes, call Community Work Day at 877-2524 to schedule a pick-up before Aug. 10. Program assistance is limited.
During the past closure period, the county made some improvements. A concrete slab was poured so metal no longer has to be processed over the dirt. Safety measures and hazardous waste considerations were also made to the facility.
For more information, call the MMF at 658-9029 or go to www.mauicounty.gov/solidwaste.