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Hawaii composting company seeks $4 million compensation

Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-05 16:30:34-05

Hawaiian Earth Recycling plans to seek more than $4 million to cover expenses incurred under its contract with Hawaii County regarding the county's organic waste diversion program if Mayor Harry Kim goes through with terminating the agreement.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2mTxUqV) that the company notified county officials about its plans in a letter on Wednesday.

Kim announced last month that the service agreement for mulching operations and construction of a $10 composting facility would end June 30. He cited concerns about cost and logistical issues.

The contract allows Hawaiian Earth Recycling to seek reimbursement for some of its expenses if the agreement is terminated.

Kim says he stands by his decision to cancel the agreement.

The County Council will discuss the matter this week.

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Information from: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/

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