USED MOTOR OIL PROGRAM REINSTATEDPUC

May 6, 2017

By LEE IMADA - Managing Editor (leeimada@mauinews.com) , The Maui News

The county’s used motor oil program for home mechanics that had been suspended in February was reinstated last week.

The loss of state funding for the program forced its suspension, the county said in a news release Friday. The County Council granted a supplemental budget request of $126,875 to fund the program for the remainder of the fiscal year through June 30 and the program was reinstated April 25.

Funds for the program also are included in the next fiscal year budget, the news release said.

A five-year contract to manage the used motor oil program was awarded to Cameron Chemical Co. of Oahu last fall.

The used motor oil collection sites are:

• Central Maui Landfill (270-6153), 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

• Maui Oil Change (877-7522), 41 E. Wakea Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday. • Kahului NAPA (871-6272), 90 E. Wakea Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Wailuku NAPA (244-3774), 1820 Wells St., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Kihei NAPA (279-1314), 185 Halekuai St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

• Lahaina NAPA (661-4461), 1058 Limahana Place, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

• Olowalu Transfer Station (242-7999), 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

• Hana Landfill (264-6313), 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

• Lanai NAPA (565-9027), 1036 Lanai Ave, 8 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday.

• Recycle Molokai (553-3869), 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

Program manager Hana Steel noted that an Upcountry used motor oil site still is needed. Interested businesses may call the Recycling Maui County Hotline at 270-7880.

The used motor oil program is one of the county’s “most environmentally important recycling initiatives,” said Michael Miyamoto, deputy director of the Department of Environmental Management.

One gallon dumped on the ground could contaminate millions of gallons of water, he said.

Residents who change their own motor oil turn in more than 21,000 gallons of used motor oil per year.

For more information, go to www.mauicounty.gov/recycle.

* Lee Imada can be reached at leeimada@mauinews.com.

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