Eureka Recycling Center & Hazardous Waste Facilities Expand Days of Service, CRV Buyback Center Decertified – Redheaded Blackbelt

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This is a press release from Humboldt Waste Management Authority:

Effective Monday, October 5th Humboldt Waste Management Authority’s Eureka Recycling Center will resume recycling drop-off services 7 days a week, with the Hazardous Waste Facility resuming residential drop-off services 6 days a week. CRV Buyback services have been discontinued.

Customers are required to arrive with clean and dry recyclable materials or hazardous waste materials that are presorted prior to arrival, to wear face coverings and abide by the facility’s rules to maintain social distancing.  Sanitizers are available for customer use. Presorting of materials will assist in the efficient placement of materials into bins or carts.

Eureka Recycling Center customers may drop off source separated recyclable materials (cardboard, glass, plastic, metal), used appliances, electronic wastes and televisions/screen devices Monday thru Saturday from 8 am until 4 pm, and Sundays 10 am until 4 pm.

Residential customers may resume drop-off at the Hazardous Waste Facility without appointments beginning Monday, October 5th on a first-come, first served basis. Customers may drop off hazardous materials Monday thru Saturday’s from 8 am until noon and from 1 pm until 3 pm but is closed from 12pm-1pm daily. Small business generated hazardous materials will continued to be accepted by appointment only. Call (707) 441-2005 if you have questions or to schedule a business appointment.

HWMA has offered CRV redemption services to the Eureka community since 2009. With the recent decertification of the CRV redemption centers in Fortuna, McKinleyville and Redway sites in late August, the Eureka Recycling Center facility does not have the physical capacity to manage CRV Buyback services for the entire county. HWMA requested that CalRecycle allow CRV  buyback services by appointment  in an effort to temporarily manage inbound customers and material. CalRecycle determined that appointments are not permissible and HWMA reluctantly submitted its notice of decertification.

HWMA will continue to work with our State representatives to identify potential remedies for CRV Buyback services. Our hope is that, with State assistance, we can aid the opening of one or more CRV redemption centers in local communities that are accessible and convenient so customers may redeem their containers for their CRV deposits.

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