EUREKA RECYCLING CENTER REOPENS WITH LIMITED HOURS AND SERVICES
-CRV Buyback Remains Closed Until Further Notice-
FOR RELEASE: Friday, August 7, 2020
(Eureka, CA) On Tuesday, August 11th Monday, Humboldt Waste Management Authority’s Eureka Recycling Center will resume limited public services. With the Shelter-In-Place restrictions being eased, HWMA is phasing in non-essential services. These services will include public drop off of source separated recyclable materials (cardboard, glass, plastic, metal), used appliances, electronic wastes and televisions/screen devices. CRV Buyback services remains suspended.
“We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Eureka Recycling Center to resume acceptance of recyclable materials and items,” stated Executive Director Jill Duffy. “HWMA has undertaken necessary site improvements to assist in traffic control and customer flow, ensure social distancing and implemented sanitary practices and protocols to minimize the potential for viral spread. We are, unfortunately, unable to resume CRV Buyback activities until further notice.”
Customers visiting the Eureka Recycling Center are required to arrive with clean and dry recyclable materials that are presorted prior to arrival, to wear face coverings and abide by the facility’s rules to maintain social distancing. Sanitizers will be available for customer use. Presorting of materials will assist in the efficient placement of materials into bins or carts.
“California’s CRV Buyback program was designed so consumers could redeem their deposit directly from grocers and retailers, and we encourage residents to call CalRecycle at 1-800-Recycle to express the need for convenient redemption centers, as is called for in State law. Our hope is that we can aid in the coordinating with CalRecycle for other entities to open CRV redemption centers in local communities that are accessible to customers throughout Humboldt.” Duffy stated.
The HWMA Board of Directors and staff will continue examining possible paths to an eventual reopening of CRV Buyback services, while fulfilling the Authority’s mission to receive and process over 75,000 tons annually of trash and collect materials such as appliances, e-wastes, batteries, carpet, mattress, tire, hazardous waste, lights and other material diversion services.