The City of Eureka is excited to announce a local solution to a global problem.
The international recycling market has collapsed leaving states and municipalities changing the collection and allocation of recycled materials. Recycled materials which were previously shipped and sold to China are now stuck in the states with little alternatives for domestic recycling processing and sales.
The City of Eureka is launching a new local glass recycling program to address this very issue.
Currently, glass containers are differentiated by CRV and non-CRV. CRV stands for California Redemption Value. CRV containers charge an automatic deposit at time of sale which is redeemable when turned back into a CRV collection location. Eureka residents should continue to bring their CRV glass to Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) for redemption or place into their Recology recycling totes. This new program is specifically for non-CRV glass.
The self drop-off program will have three bin locations spread across Eureka of which all are free and accessible 24/7.
The locations include:
- Eureka Municipal Auditorium (1120 F Street)
- Highland Park (dead end of High Street off of McDonald Street),
- Adorni Center Public Parking Area (southeast corner of L and Waterfront Drive)
Furthermore, this program will utilize a volunteer City Beautification Team by the UPLIFT Eureka program to service and empty the bins. The glass will be recycled by Mercer Fraser Company in road construction aggregate projects.
This new program is a creative and sustainable solution for our community.
Local glass recycling will lessen the impact of shipping heavy materials out of the county. Instead, the material will become the bases of our local roads which lessens raw material consumption. Additionally, decreased transport of recycled materials to out of area processors reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
The City of Eureka continually strives to provide quality services to Eureka residents and looks forward to finding solutions to manage our local waste.
For More Information, Contact 707.441.4206