Landfill Policies And Procedures

Landfill Policies and Procedures for All Users

Enforcement of Policies.

Compliance with PVT’s policies and procedures is mandatory. PVT reserves the right to deny access to the landfill to any customer, user, transporter or driver who is not in good standing.

Landfill Hours.

Landfill hours of operation on Monday through Friday are from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. The last load of the day must be on the scale by 3:00 pm and scaled out no later than 3:30 pm; no exceptions. Landfill hours shall not include Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (see Holiday Schedule here). Landfill hours of operation are subject to change without notice; PVT reserves the right to close the landfill at any time for any purpose, including but not limited to rain, high winds, and repair and maintenance.

Permitted Materials.

User may only dispose at the landfill: (1) materials which originate from construction or demolition sites, including concrete, hollow tile, bituminous concrete, asphaltic pavement, wood, glass, masonry, roofing, siding, plaster, dirt, rock, stumps, boulders and brush, as defined in Chapter 342H, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and Title 11, Administrative Rules Chapter 58.1, Solid Waste Management Control, as may be amended, (2) petroleum-contaminated soil with required Agreement and pre-approval, (3) contaminated soil from construction and demolition operations with required Agreement and pre-approval, (4) petroleum-based liquids for solidification and (5) asbestos waste. Permitted materials will only be accepted with the required Agreements and pre-approvals

Prohibited Materials.

User shall not dispose at the landfill: (1) household waste, garbage, commercial solid waste or industrial solid waste as defined in HAR 11-58.1-03, (2) regulated hazardous wastes and TSCA-regulated PCB contaminated materials, (3) pesticide containers, (4) bulk green waste (grass, leaves, tree trimmings, etc.), loads of land clearing debris or C&D waste containing more than 10 percent green waste, (5) whole tires or car parts, (6) free liquids and liquids products, including paints, solvents, sealers or adhesives (except liquids accepted for solidification), (7) white goods, (8) contaminated C&D loads, and (9) lead-acid batteries.

As stated, household wastes, including household hazard wastes are prohibited. For information on the proper disposal of household wastes, please call the City and County of Honolulu Refuse Division at 808-523-4774. THESE WASTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT PVT:

Living Room

  • glass cleaner
  • rug
  • shampoo
  • insecticides
  • flea collar
  • flea bomb
  • furniture polish
  • rubber cement
  • mothballs

Kitchen

  • oven cleaner
  • ammonia drain
  • cleaner floor
  • stripper metal
  • polish insect spray
  • rodent killer roach
  • poison

Bathroom

  • toilet bowl cleaner
  • disinfectant
  • mildew remover
  • home perm
  • medicine
  • nail polish remover
  • lice/flea shampoo
  • bleach

Storage Shed

  • oil based paint
  • paint thinners
  • lacquer, varnish
  • adhesives
  • epoxies
  • paint stripper
  • photographic chemicals
  • herbicides
  • pesticides
  • insect repellent

Garage

Motor oil, antifreeze, car batteries, brake/transmission fluid, engine degreasers, carburetor cleaners, gasoline, gunk remover, cleaning solvents of any type are all deemed unacceptable.

User Responsibilities.

User is responsible for screening, examining and inspecting all of User’s loads to verify that no load contains any prohibited materials. PVT assumes no responsibility for screening, examining or inspecting any loads delivered by User, except that PVT reserves the right to examine, screen and/or inspect any load at any time. If any load contains any prohibited materials, User is responsible for the removal of such loads or prohibited materials, and any additional fees for the processing and removal of such loads and prohibited materials, as determined by PVT.

Pre-approval of all Permitted Materials.

All materials to be landfilled must be approved by PVT prior to acceptance. User shall submit to PVT the completed and executed Request for Clearance form (available on PVT’s website (www.pvtland.com) or at PVT’s office) no less than seven (7) business days prior to commencement of the demolition or scheduled hauling of Permitted Materials to the landfill. Failure to comply with this paragraph may result in the denial of acceptance for disposal at the landfill. PVT reserves the right to inspect all demolition sites and contaminated soil sites prior to the acceptance of Permitted Materials.

PVT’s Right of Rejection.

PVT reserves the right to reject any load where PVT believes, for any reason, said load may contain Prohibited Materials. PVT reserves the right to reject any load which may be a violation of its solid waste permit or any laws, rules or regulations (federal, state or local) now or hereafter in effect, or any load which would adversely impact the landfill.

 

Policies and Procedures for Drivers While At the Landfill

Speed Limits.

The speed limit at the landfill is 15 miles per hour. This speed limit will be strictly enforced.

PVT Instructions.

Drivers of all vehicles must follow the instructions of PVT spotters and other PVT employees.

Vehicle noise.

All customer-owned vehicles must be operating with fully functional mufflers and be in a good state of repair while on the landfill. Quiet operating techniques and practices must be followed. There shall be no engine braking. Vehicle horns may not be used except in the event of an emergency. Drivers must turn-off their engines while queuing for the scale house or while parked at the landfill.

Cover Loads.

Drivers of non-household vehicles must cover their loads.

Lualualei Naval Road.

Lualualei Naval Road is owned by the United States Navy. The Navy has posted no parking signs along the road. Drivers and operators of all vehicles should obey the posted signs and should refrain from stopping and/or parking along the shoulders of Lualualei Naval Road.


Landfill parking.

Drivers are not permitted to park at the landfill except in the area designated for drivers to make phone calls to dispatchers, finish paperwork or wait for the next job. All vehicles must leave the landfill at the close of operating hours; there is no overnight parking. In the event that a customer’s vehicle breaks down and cannot be driven from the landfill, PVT may in its discretion allow the vehicle to remain at the landfill for up to 24 hours subject to the terms and conditions of an executed Temporary Parking Agreement. Under no circumstances shall a vehicle remain for more than 24 hours; if the vehicle is not removed, PVT will have the vehicle removed from the landfill at the owner’s expense.

Unloading at the landfill.

Drivers are required to unload their loads at the landfill as directed by spotters or other PVT employees. If a driver is unable to unload debris from the truck, trailer or bin, PVT may in its discretion assist with the removal of debris from the truck, trailer or bin subject to the terms and conditions of an executed Additional Services Agreement.

Policies and Procedures for Asbestos Disposal

Landfill hours.

The landfill will only accept asbestos on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 am to 1:30 pm. All asbestos loads must be scheduled twenty-four (24) hours before delivery. Last asbestos loads must be on the scale by 1:30 pm. Last hand unloads for asbestos loads must be on the scale by 1:30 pm. Scheduled loads that are not received by the required time will require re-scheduling for future delivery and acceptance. Landfill hours of operation are subject to change without notice; PVT reserves the right to close the landfill at any time for any purpose, including but not limited to rain, high winds, and repair and maintenance.

Permitted Asbestos Materials.

User may dispose non-friable and friable asbestos, such as roofing, ceiling and insulating materials, and fixed asbestos, with required Agreements and pre-approvals.

Asbestos Containment and Labelling.

All asbestos containing material (“ACM”) that is brought into landfill is required to be prepared for disposal as though the ACM were friable, even if it has been determined to be non-friable. All ACM must be thoroughly wet down or encapsulated prior to containment by the operator preparing the debris for disposal. All ACM must be double bagged or double wrapped in plastic with a minimum thickness of six (6) millimeters, or contained in sealed drums or barrels. All bagged, wrapped, or contained ACM must display asbestos hazard warning labels, as well as labels that have the owner’s name, address and telephone number. Any chemical (e.g., solvent used to remove VAT mastic) added to the ACM waste must be pre-approved by the landfill’s Operation Manager prior to acceptance for disposal.

Asbestos Pre-approval.

PVT will accept ACM on a prearranged basis only. A Request for Clearance Number form and an Asbestos Notification of Demolition and Renovation form must be completed and submitted to the PVT Office in advance of any ACM being accepted for disposal. All asbestos loads must be scheduled twenty-four (24) hours before delivery and accompanied by a properly executed Asbestos Waste Shipment Record. Each Asbestos Waste Shipment Record must be signed by both the operator and transporter hauling the ACM to the landfill. No disposal will be allowed without a complete Asbestos Waste Shipment Record. All other applicable State and Federal Regulations concerning this waste stream must be met prior to acceptance of this waste stream for disposal. It is the responsibility of the User to know and comply with these regulations.

Asbestos Contractors and Transporters.

All asbestos contractors and transporters must have an active account with PVT. All contractors and transporters must provide a local telephone number for emergency purposes.

Asbestos Disposal.

Each asbestos load accepted for disposal will be escorted and directed where to unload. The PVT escort will stand a safe distance away from the unloading area and truck, while viewing the load disposal. The transporter must make every reasonable effort to avoid the release of any ACM at the landfill. A qualified individual must accompany the load and observe disposal. If the asbestos load breaks open upon disposal and ACM is exposed, the qualified individual must cover the exposed area promptly. All asbestos will be covered at the end of the day. No bags will be left exposed.

Asbestos Records.

The Weigh Master for PVT will be responsible for signing the Asbestos Waste Shipment Record, printing a tag and returning copies to the driver.

PVT’s Right of Rejection.

PVT reserves the right to reject any load where PVT believes, for any reason, said load may contain Prohibited Materials. PVT reserves the right to reject any load which may be a violation of its solid waste permit or any laws, rules or regulations (federal, state or local) now or hereafter in effect, or any load which would adversely impact the landfill.

Policies and Procedures for Contaminated Soil

Landfill hours.

The landfill will only accept contaminated soil from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. All contaminated soil loads must be scheduled twenty-four (24) hours before delivery. The last contaminated soil load must be on the scale by 3:00 pm. Monday through Friday, and by 1:00 pm Saturday. Scheduled loads that are not received by the required time will require re- scheduling for future delivery and acceptance. Landfill hours of operation are subject to change without notice; PVT reserves the right to close the landfill at any time for any purpose, including but not limited to rain, high winds, and repair and maintenance.

Permitted Contaminated Soil.

User may dispose petroleum-contaminated soil and contaminated soil from construction and demolition operations with required Agreements and pre-approvals.

Contaminated Soil Pre-approval.

PVT will accept contaminated soil on a prearranged basis only. Only contaminated soil from known sources will be accepted for disposal. Generators must provide reliable documentation describing the nature and source of the contamination. The following forms must be completed and submitted to the PVT Office in advance of any contaminated soil being accepted for disposal: Request for Clearance Number and Soil Profile Sheet. The Soil Profile Sheet must be signed by both the generator and the transporter hauling the contaminated soil to the landfill. All contaminated soil loads must be scheduled twenty-four (24) hours before delivery. All other applicable State and Federal Regulations concerning this waste stream must be met prior to acceptance of this waste stream for disposal. It is the responsibility of the generator to know and comply with these regulations.

Contaminated Soil Testing Requirements.

All potentially contaminated soil must be tested prior to acceptance for disposal. All soil that may have been impacted by contamination or that was generated as a result of a remedial activity for contamination must be tested. Testing must be designed to screen for potential constituents and their concentrations in the soil. Sampling and analysis of contaminated soil shall be performed in accordance with the Department of Health, Office of Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response (“HEER”) Technical Guidance Manual for the Implementation of the Hawaii State Contingency Plan, as updated (“TGM”). Persons conducting the sampling must be qualified and experienced environmental professionals. Soil samples must be collected so as to be representative of the soil to be disposed. See, e.g., TGM Section 4, Soil Sample Collection Approaches; see also “Guidance for the Evaluation of Imported and Exported Fill Material, Including Contaminant Characterization of Stockpiles,” HEER, October 2011. Soil samples must be collected and analyzed so as to provide accurate information on the soil to be disposed. See, e.g., TGM Section 11, Handling and Analysis of Samples. The following chemical testing is required where appropriate to the potential source of contamination:

  • Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) metals, including arsenic, cadmium, chromium and lead
  • Ignitability
  • Total metals for RCRA metals, including arsenic, cadmium, chromium andlead.
  • Total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), including TPH as gasoline, TPH as diesel, and/or -TPH as oil as appropriate
  • Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes (BTEX)
  • Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl’s (PCBs)
  • Halogenated volatile organic compounds (HVOCs)
  • Toxic Equivalent (TEQ) dioxins
  • Technical chlordane and other organochlorine termiticides
  • Other contaminants for which HEER has set Environmental Action Levels (EALs)

Additional testing and/or supplemental information on the soil may be requested on a case-by case basis.

Contaminated Soil Documentation Requirements.

Documentation of the sampling methods and analytical results must be submitted with the Request for Clearance Number and the Soil Profile Sheet.

PVT’s Right of Rejection.

PVT reserves the right to reject any load where PVT believes, for any reason, said load may contain Prohibited Materials. PVT reserves the right to reject any load which may be a violation of its solid waste permit or any laws, rules or regulations (federal, state or local) now or hereafter in effect, or any load which would adversely impact the landfill.

Policies and Procedures for Petroleum-based Liquids for Solidification

Landfill hours.

The landfill will only accept petroleum-based liquids from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All petroleum-based liquid loads must be scheduled twenty-four (24) hours before delivery. The last petroleum-based liquid load must be on the scale by 2:00 pm. Scheduled loads that are not received by the required time will require re-scheduling for future delivery and acceptance. Landfill hours of operation are subject to change without notice; PVT reserves the right to close the landfill at any time for any purpose, including but not limited to rain, high winds, and repair and maintenance.

Permitted Petroleum-Based Liquids.

User may dispose liquid wastes containing only known sources of petroleum products for solidification (“petroleum-based liquids”) with required Agreements and pre-approvals.

Petroleum-Based Liquids Pre-approval.

PVT will accept petroleum-based liquids on a prearranged basis only. Only petroleum-based liquids from known sources will be accepted for solidification. Generators must provide reliable documentation describing the origin and contaminant anticipated in the petroleum-based liquids. The following forms must be completed and submitted to the PVT Office in advance of any petroleum-based liquids being accepted for solidification: Request for Clearance Number and Solidification Profile Sheet. All petroleum-based liquids must be scheduled twenty- four (24) hours before delivery. All other applicable State and Federal Regulations concerning this waste stream must be met prior to acceptance of this waste stream for solidification and disposal. It is the responsibility of the generator to know and comply with these regulations.

Petroleum-Based Liquids Testing Requirements.

All petroleum-based liquids must be tested prior to acceptance for solidification. Sampling and analysis of petroleum-based liquids shall be performed in accordance with the Department of Health, Office of Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response (“HEER”) Technical Guidance Manual for the Implementation of the Hawaii State Contingency Plan, as updated (“TGM”). Persons conducting the sampling must be qualified and experienced environmental professionals. Samples must be collected and analyzed so as to provide accurate information on the petroleum-based liquids for solidification. See, e.g., TGM Section 11, Handling and Analysis of Samples. The following chemical testing is required where appropriate to the potential source of contamination:

  • TCLP for RCRA 8 metals
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Semivolatile organic compounds
  • PCBs
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • TPH

Additional testing and/or supplemental information on the petroleum-based liquids may be requested on a case-by case basis.

Petroleum-Based Liquids Documentation Requirements.

Documentation of the sampling methods and analytical results must be submitted with the Request for Clearance Number and the PVT Solidification Profile Sheet.

PVT’s Right of Rejection.

PVT reserves the right to reject any load where PVT believes, for any reason, said load may contain Prohibited Materials. PVT reserves the right to reject any load which may be a violation of its solid waste permit or any laws, rules or regulations (federal, state or local) now or hereafter in effect, or any load which would adversely impact the landfill.