Six million pounds and counting, that's how much green waste has been cleared from storm ravaged Big Island roads and neighborhoods.
Along with cleaning up, efforts are underway to prevent this type of damage in the future by targeting an invasive species that threatens to take over Hawaii.
On Tuesday, trucks after truck rumbled up to the Big Island's newest green waste landfill.
It opened at the old Sanford Quarry in lower Puna.
"The advantage of this site is it is much closer to the areas that were affected by Tropical Storm Iselle. If the county were to haul that back to Hilo, it would be about 20 miles each way. That would cut into the hauling time, making it more difficult and complicated," said Hawaii County Spokesman Kevin Dayton.
The trucks have been busy getting rid of the massive amount of green waste caused by Tropical Storm Iselle.
"We make eight to nine runs a day, maybe 10. The faster they fill us up, the quicker we can get back out there for another load," said truck driver Manuel Nobriega.
Much of the landfill is filled with Albizia trees, which littered the lower Puna landscape after the storm.
"80-90% of the damage was from Albizia trees. The broken branches damaged power lines and the fallen trees blocked roads, most of that was Albizia trees," said Sen. Russell Ruderman.
Because of the extensive damage from the invasive trees during the high winds of the storm, a task force gathered to map out a plan to prevent this kind of damage in the future.
"This is a terribly invasive species. We have to do something about the Albizia trees to stop them from spreading, but it will take time to do that," said U.S. Senator Brian Schatz.
So far, 830 tons of green waste have been dumped at the Pahoa transfer station by residents. While commercial truckers have brought in 2,200 tons to the new landfill.
There are still a lot more fallen branches and downed trees to bring in.
"The vast majority of this material has come from county roadways. There's about 331 miles of county and private roadways in the lower Puna area, so there's still a great deal of work to be done," added Dayton.
Meanwhile the growing mountain of Albizia waste, shows just how much of an impact this invasive species has had on the Big Island.
"We're already 50 feet up from the bottom of the landfill. The way we're going we'll be as tall as Mauna Kea before we're done," said Nobriega.