PVT Land Company, Ltd.

Recycling Revolution

December, 2014
PVT Management team (from top)—Vice President Steve Joseph, President Albert Shigemura, General Manager Barry Fujita, and Vice President Ben Yamamoto—on the stairs to the sorting area

PVT Management team (from top)—Vice President Steve Joseph, President Albert Shigemura, General Manager Barry Fujita, and Vice President Ben Yamamoto—on the stairs to the sorting area

The PVT Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility—Oahu’s only construction and demolition landfill—plays  a vital role in Hawaii’s economy as the only location on Oahu where debris from construction projects, storms, and other sources can be disposed of safely and securely. PVT also plays a critical role in Oahu’s construction industry. Without PVT, it would be difficult for the industry to operate efficiently and effectively.

It was a landfill when Albert Shigemura began managing it, bringing in a team of highly qualified experts using a best-practices approach to make it a world-class operation. In the decade since, the facility has experienced a dramatic transformation.

Today it is one of the most efficient integrated waste management facilities in the country. Instead of burying debris, the focus now is on recycling the majority of what enters the facility and processing as much as possible as feedstock for energy production.

In summer 2014, a new recycling system increased the facility’s processing capacity by 300 percent. PVT can now process up to 1,775 tons of debris daily and divert up to 80 percent of that 1,420 tons for reuse and recycling rather than add it to the landfill.

PVT is committed to creating a more sustainable Hawaii. To that end, Albert and his management team are supporting architects and contractors that want to become LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified by the U.S. Green Building Council by salvaging, reusing and recycling debris that they bring to the facility.

Industry-best practices extend to all aspects of the facility’s operations and infrastructure, including $3.5 million spent on dust mitigation, a high-capacity storm water management system, rated to withstand a 100-year storm, and a network of paved roads with drainage ports that prevent erosion and manage water run-off.

PVT is committed to creating a company culture where employees understand and respect the value of protecting the environment. By complying with government regulations and permit requirements, and constantly striving to improve our operations, policies and procedures, our actions reflect this commitment. Environmental responsibility, safety, and community involvement are the guiding principles at PVT.

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87-2020 Farrington Highway
Waianae Hawaii, 96792
Phone: (808) 668-4561
www.pvtland.com

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