The mayor’s committee has released its top 11 recommended sites for Honolulu’s new landfill. No. 1 is Ameron Quarry in the Kailua hills. Sites in upland Nanakuli and Kahuku ranked second and third, respectively.

The recommendations are purely advisory, and the mayor and City Council have the final say.

The idea of trucking HPOWER ash from one side of the island to the other raises some concerns, but putting a landfill upland of anywhere doesn’t sound great, either. What about reducing waste?