AUGUST 2008

Hawaii settles with Reynolds Recycling

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch has signed a Settlement Agreement with Reynolds Recycling, Inc. for violations of Hawaii’s Deposit Beverage Container (DBC) law.

DOH assessed a total penalty of $42,279, of which $20,039 has been paid. Reynolds must complete three Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPS), which include completion of a training video for use by certified redemption companies, conducting a Mystery Recycler Program, and implementing an Abandoned Cart Removal Program. Reynolds will be credited for a total of $22,400 for the successful completion of these SEPS.

Reynolds has admitted responsibility for all violations stated in the enforcement case. Non-compliance will subject Reynolds Recycling to stipulated penalties of $1,000 per day.