Photo courtesy of Randy Scott
Hambro Recycling Center in Crescent City.
It looks like Humboldt County residents are going to have to wait a little bit longer to recycle their CRV containers closer to home.
Hambro Recycling's minor-use permit to operate in the city of Arcata is being recommended for approval by the Arcata Planning Commission during its Dec. 14 meeting. However, the permit process then goes to the California Coastal Commission for approval, but the next Coastal Commission meeting isn't until February, meaning the opening of Hambro's Recycling in Arcata may not be until March.
"Hambro continues to stand ready to open the project but may have to wait until March for final clearance from local and state agencies," a press release states.
Vice Presidents and General Manager of Hambro Recycling Randy Scott told the Journal
they are just waiting for the approval of the permits and as soon as that happens, Hambro will be ready to open its location within three days.
Until then, he said, Humboldt residents can still bring their recyclables to Crescent City.
Read the full press release below.
HAMBRO RECYCLING POSTPONES ARCATA RECYCLING CENTER AGAIN and AGAIN!
The opening of the Hambro recycling center in Arcata is being postponed once again! The City of Arcata Community Development Department has passed the Minor Use Permit on to the City Planning Commission for review at their December 14, 2021, planning commission meeting. The application was submitted, August 2, 2021, and was returned to the company as “Incomplete” September 8, 2021. Hambro had hoped that the immediate need for a recycling center in Humboldt County would help expedite the process. While avenues were available to circumvent several elements, apparently a full review of the operation was determined to be required prior to opening. Hambro continues to stand ready to open the project but may have to wait until March for final clearance from local and state agencies.