SUMMARY: Waimānalo is a land district between Kahe Point and Kapolei, near what we know today as the Ko Olina subdivision. The operation permits for the Waimānalo Gulch Landfill have been continually extended despite community opposition and issues with run-off and flooding. The latest vote from the Hawaiʻi Land Use Commission re-extended the landfill's operations with the stipulation that the City & County of Honolulu must find an alternate site by 2028.
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Below are a few selected databases that you may find peer-reviewed articles about the Waimānalo Gulch Landfill and/or Hawaiʻi's general waste management. Keep in mind that you may also find open-access articles such as, "Dumping on the Waianae Coast: Achieving Environmental Justice through the Hawai‘i State Constitution" published in the Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal.