Ask the Mayor: What’s the County’s Noise Law?

November 19, 2018, 11:55 AM HST · Updated November 19, 11:05 AM
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Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his staff.

Dear Mayor Alan Arakawa,

Q: I wanted to know if there are specific hours of operations for private disposal companies to drive through residential neighborhoods. Apologies as I have not had luck finding this on the Maui County website.

A: No apologies necessary, but this sort of info wouldn’t be on the county website because these are private haulers. I can shed some light on the situation though. The private commercial haulers tend to start before our landfill opens at 6 a.m. This means they usually start around 4 to 5 a.m. because they want to dump their load as soon as we open up the gates, which explains why you’re hearing their trucks so early. If you plan on calling the company up make sure you review our noise laws first, check out this Noise Reference Manual from the State Department of Health via this link: https://health.hawaii.gov/irhb/files/2013/07/noiserefmaui.pdf.

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Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], by phone at (808) 270-7855 or via mail to 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawaiʻi 96793.

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