Maui County, HI – Reviewing and Auditing Composting Facilities

The County selected the consultant team led by GBB with the accounting firm of Levin & Hu and O2Compost to perform a Financial and Operational Audit of the award winning co-composting project managed under contract by EKO Systems, Inc.

The County delivered 25,000 tons per year of biosolids to be processed by EKO Systems, Inc., into usable products. Also, the County and its residents delivered 35,000 tons of greenwaste which was shredded and used as bulking agent in the composting operations. The biosolids included fats, oils and grease, as part of the material for which Maui EKO Systems received payment; there was no payment for greenwaste. Maui EKO Systems also had the responsibility to market these products.

The GBB Project Team performed site inspections of the Maui EKO Systems operations located on the Maui Central Landfill property and inspected the operations and the files on EPA 40 CFR 503 monitoring and testing, health and safety, permits and other compliance data. A Technical Memorandum was prepared and delivered to the County on these reviews. The team also visited the EKO Systems, Inc. corporate offices in Denver, CO to review the financial records related to the Maui segment of their business.

Maui Composting

“Not only did they meet the agreed-upon budget and schedule, but the exceeded our high expectations by providing value added strategic insight.
It is my professional opinion that GBB’s expertise is second to none when it comes to strategic solid waste management in general and composting in particular. I can recommend GBB without hesitation.”
Hana Steel, Ph.D.
Recycling Coordinator
County of Maui, H