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County’s Used Motor Oil Program Opens Ahead of Schedule

May 5, 2017, 2:39 PM HST
* Updated May 12, 10:59 AM
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The Used Motor Oil Program for home mechanics in Maui County has been reinstated a month ahead of schedule after being suspended in February due to a lack of State funding support.

Workers with Cameron Chemical Company, which was awarded a 5-year contract to manage the County’s Used Motor Oil (UMO) program, pose for a photo. L-R: Jason Pantohan, Leroy Ganotisi, Bill Cameron (President), and MayRex Bumanglag. Photo Courtesy

The County Council granted the Environmental Protection & Sustainability’s supplemental budget request of $126,875 to fund the program for the remainder of this fiscal year to continue the program, and funds for the UMO program are in the County’s FY 18 budget.

As of April 25, 2017, the Used Motor Oil collection sites for Maui County are as follows:

Central Maui Landfill, ph. 270-6153
Location: Kahului (Pūlehu Road)
Hours: Monday – Saturday 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Maui Oil Change, ph. 877-7522
Location: Kahului (41 East Wākea Ave.)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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Kahului NAPA, ph. 871-6272
Location: Kahului (90 East Wākea Ave.)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sat 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wailuku NAPA, ph. 244-3774
Location: Wailuku (1820 Wells St.)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Kīhei NAPA, ph. 279-1314
Location: Kīhei (Halekūʻai Street)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to noon

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Lahaina NAPA, ph. 661-4461
Location: Lahaina (1058 Limahana Pl.)
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Olowalu Transfer Station, ph. 242-7999
Location: Olowalu (Honoapiʻilani Highway)
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Hāna Landfill, ph. 264-6313
Location: Hāna (Makai of Hāna Highway)
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lānaʻi NAPA, ph. 565-9027
Location: Lānaʻi City (1058 Limihana Pl.)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – noon

Recycle Molokaʻi, ph. 553-3869
Location: Molokaʻi (Maunaloa Highway, MM 3 & 4)
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

“The UMO program is one of the County’s most environmentally important recycling initiatives, as one gallon of UMO dumped on the ground has the potential to contaminate millions of gallon of water,” said Michael Miyamoto, Deputy Director of the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management. Residents who change their own motor oil turn in over 21,000 gallons of UMO per year.

A five-year contract to manage the UMO Program was awarded to Cameron Chemical Company of Oahu last fall. “Cameron has been doing an excellent job, according to reports from County landfill staff and the businesses who host the sites,” said Hana Steel, Program Manager for UMO. “We’re grateful to the businesses that host the drop-off sites. Without their participation we would not have an effective program.”

Steel noted that an upcountry UMO site is needed, and asked interested businesses to call the Recycling Maui County Hotline at 270-7880. For more information, visit here.

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