1. Refuse Pickup
If you want refuse pickup, also known as Solid Waste Services from Maui County, you need to pay for that service. You will need to set up an account (see application attached) with the county and follow their regulations. Applications, rules and additional information regarding Maui County Solid Waste Services are available on the Maui County website: www.mauicounty.gov/solidwaste .
Maui County will now start monitoring these refuse pickup areas in Kawela I, II and III. If people are placing their refuse in Kawela without an account allowing them to do so, and they are caught, there will be fines levied. If you believe you have an account with Maui County for refuse pickup and are not sure if your account is in good standing, please contact Maui County and they will let you know if your account is up to date. Also, if you know of folks dropping of refuse in these areas that should not be, please let the office know about it.
I want to thank everyone for their support and abiding by the rules. Of course, there is always the landfill, where you can bring your refuse to for free (unless you have large items or excessive amounts, in which case there may be a fee).
3. Pothole Problems
We know potholes are as frustrating as they can be dangerous. Many calls have been made to Maui County to take care of the problems, with limited success. Some potholes get filled randomly, then the materials used empties out almost as quickly as they were filled. If you have pothole issues, here is the contact information to use that Maui County has posted.
To report potholes, road drainage and other flooding issues, call:
• Hāna District: (808) 876-4590
• Lahaina District: (808) 270-4370
• Lānaʻi District: (808) 565-7086
• Makawao District: (808) 876-4535
• Molokaʻi District: (808) 553-3222
• Wailuku District: (808) 270-7443
Potholes also can be reported through the “COM Connect” App. The app allows users to submit photos of potholes or other public works issues via mobile devices. For more information on how to file a report, visit https://www.mauicounty.gov/2024/COM-Connect.
4. SOLAR PROJECT UPDATE (November 2021)
The clubhouse solar panels are installed. Solar installation for Deep Well I is complete and the system is fully functional. The CBRE (Community Based Renewable Energy) is in the installation phase and should be complete in January 2023. A big thank you to everyone on the Solar Committee: Dick Glenn, Gladys Skinner, Chuck Everhart, Tom Witte and Yvonne Everhart for their time, their valuable input, their expertise and their commitment.
5. Adopt-A-Highway Recognition
Kawela Plantation Homeowners' Association was recognized by Maui County (Click the link below) for our efforts in picking up trash along the Kamehameha Highway. Kawela Plantation has been participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program since 2020 with numerous homeowners volunteering their time at each event. We look forward to continuing this effort to keep our lands and oceans clean. A big Mahalo Nui to all those who have volunteered and to all those who will volunteer for future events!!