Seed Exchange Added to Free Compost Event

In addition to being able to pick up free compost, you can now pick up some seeds.

You already knew that we are offering free compost to help kick start your veggie garden this summer, but now we’ve added a seed exchange. Take some seeds, bring some seeds.

To take place in the event, all you need to do is show up with a shovel and container and take what you need. Compost is a nutritional amendment that helps supplement your soil so plants have all the nutrients they need to grow yummy fruits and vegetables.

Details:

  • July 4, 2020
  • 9AM – 1PM
  • At Recology in Samoa (555 Vance Avenue)
  • There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds, take some seeds.

This event is first come first served until we run out. Please bring your own shovel.

This is for residential use only – NO commercial use.

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Community Services Offices Re-Opening

Community Services offices at the Adorni Center will be open beginning Wednesday, July 1st, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday for business transactions, paying camp & preschool fees, etc.

The fitness facility is NOT open at this time.

Additionally, Little Saplings & Community Services offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July holiday.

FREE Compost on Food Independence Day

What better day to declare your food independence than on the 4th of July?

We are offering free compost to help kick start your veggie garden this summer. All you need to do is show up with a shovel and container and take what you need. Compost is a nutritional amendment that helps supplement your soil so plants have all the nutrients they need to grow yummy fruits and vegetables.

Details:

  • July 4, 2020
  • 9AM – 1PM
  • At Recology in Samoa (555 Vance Avenue)
  • NEW! There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds, take some seeds.

This event is first come first served until we run out. Please bring your own shovel.

This is for residential use only – NO commercial use.

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Eureka Waterfront Virtual 5K Run in June

Where: Resolution Run 5K course, Eureka Waterfront Trail south of Del Norte Street. If you haven’t run this course before, you’ll find a map at this link. The course along with start, finish, and mile markers is spray-painted in blue.

When: June 1 to June 30, 2020. Run as many times as you want! We recommend racing during lower trail use hours: mornings, evenings, or weekdays.

How: Please observe all social distancing guidelines. We want to make this a pleasant experience for all trail users. Time yourself. Send your results with your name, age, and gender to hrray707@gmail.com.

Why: It’s FREE!  And there are prizes!! All finishers will be entered in a random drawing. One entry per person, but you may submit as many results as you’d like.

Brought to you buy Eureka Community Services, Humboldt Redwoods Running Association for Youth, and Six Rivers Running Club.

 

 

 

Download a flyer here.

Press Release: Status Of Local CRV Buyback, Garbage, Household Hazardous Wastes and Recycling Activities in Humboldt County

Press release: EUREKA, CA –  Businesses that support waste handling activities in Humboldt County are identified as “critically essential” under the current Covid-19 pandemic.  Following local, state and federal declarations of emergency, Humboldt Sanitation, Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) and Recology have each modified operational schedules and practices to ensure the dependability of core essential services. Our primary focus is maintaining curbside collection services and disposal of garbage generated at our local transfer stations by Humboldt residents. In order adequately staff our modified operations, we have had to temporarily suspend portions of our business that do not represent critical infrastructure and essential services.  CRV Buyback is one of those activities.

CRV buyback operations are typically very busy with close contact customer and employee interactions.  Risks of exposure to coronavirus exist through the direct physical handling of used CRV beverage containers and cash payments to customers.  Staff typically assigned to CRV are needed to support our modified operational schedules. There are also unusual obstacles in maintaining 6’ social distancing and ensuring face covering requirements.  Making certain that onsite safety guidelines are followed by the public is beyond the scope of our employee’s duties. Because of these conditions, and the fact that there are other avenues of collection recyclable materials, buyback centers were closed in March and will continue to be closed.

We are actively monitoring conditions as the State of California and local governments move to relax the Shelter-In-Place orders. Humboldt Sanitation, HWMA and Recology will accept CRV containers when and if conditions allow. As operators responsible for handling Humboldt’s garbage and recyclables, we are committed to an incremental phased return of our non-essential services, and one that ensures the health and safety of our customers and employees during the pandemic, consistent with guidelines issued by the State of California’s Resilience Roadmap and public health officials.

Curbside Collection Routes

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Help Maintain Essential Waste Services in Humboldt

With an increase in home activity due to COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place order, families and households are disposing of more waste than usual at home.

Our community’s curbside waste pickup service will continue to serve this essential community need due to the hardworking employees of Recology who continue to operate garbage and recycling trucks and the Materials Recovery Facility in Samoa. This service strives to operate as consistently as possible during a time when many things are uncertain. As we all are trying to find ways to support our community and give back in a time of need, we ask you to consider how proper waste management systems rely on you and the choice you make at your trash and recycling bin.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Bins On Curb: To tip bins into the truck, bins must have clearance for a mechanical arm to come down. So please do not block your bins, and please do not overfill them, as the truck driver will have to correct these issues and this increases risks to unnecessary exposure.  
  • Visual Audit: Each truck features a camera for the driver to see what is being tipped into the truck. If a driver identifies non-recyclable items in the recycling, they will leave an “Oops Tag” on the bin to let you know the issue identified. Please be sure to take corrective action and learn from the feedback.
  • Recycling Sorting: Recycling is hand sorted in Samoa at Recology’s Materials Recovery Facility. Up to 30% of material on the sorting line is trash. Making sure you are cleaning and recycling the proper materials will protect the safety and welfare of these workers who too often are unnecessarily pulling trash off the recycling line because a resident made the wrong decision at the bin.  
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Self-Haul Recycling Still Available At HWMA

Recycling Update:

The public may still self-haul their recyclables to Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) Transfer Station (right side entrance). However all material is placed into the mixed stream bins and charged a minimum $2.00 fee.

Recognizing the recycle center could spread Covid-19 by direct handling of used recycling containers, on March 16th we suspended CRV Buy Back activity in an effort to protect health and safety of our employees and community.  A constant challenge under normal operations has been related to the public crowding each other and our employees.  We are examining how we can resume activities and maintain social distancing when it is deemed safe to do so.  CalRecycle was charged with developing guidelines that are expected released today under the Governor’s order issued last week https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/N-54-20-COVID-19-text-4.22.20.pdf and we will evaluate the information once it is issued.

We are not accepting source separated material as we don’t have the space on the transfer station side to store the bins, nor available staffing to receive and operate source separated activities such as the baler.  Recycling staff were reassigned to receive training and provide coverage at the landfill in the event of illness outbreak, as well as being assigned to the Transfer Station. ​

Household Hazardous Press Release follows:

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Eureka City Mayor, Susan Seaman, to publish weekly video address

The address will be Friday at noon

Eureka, CA (March 30, 2020) – The City of Eureka is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. City staff are working to support the health and well-being of local citizens, the community, and the economy while continuing to provide all essential services.

Effectively immediately, each Friday at noon, for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency, Mayor Susan Seaman will be releasing a community update video that includes the latest information about the City of Eureka’s response to COVID-19.

Mayor Seaman’s first PSA was released last Friday and is available to view on the City website and Facebook page.

Expect the second Mayor’s PSA to be released Friday, April 3rd at noon.

In addition to the weekly address, additional short form videos with varied topics and timely updates may be published by the City and will be made available through the same channels.

Community Services Recreation Program Cancellations

City of Eureka Suspends Most Public Gatherings Through March

The City of Eureka is taking steps to suspend many of its public gatherings throughout the City until the end of March. The decision follows recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to slow the spread of the COVID-19.

The following facilities, programs, and activities will be suspended through March 31st 2020:

The Adorni Center beginning at 5pm March 13th including:

  • Drop-in sports
  • Fitness classes
  • CPR classes
  • Rentals

Youth and Adult Sports beginning immediately including:

  • Hoopsters practices and games
  • Men’s Basketball and Woman’s Volleyball games
  • Roller Skating at the Muni beginning immediately
  • The Annual Easter Egg-venture
  • Community Class i.e. Toddler Soccer and Bitty Basketball
  • F.U.N. Play Center
  • The Wharfinger and rentals beginning on Monday, March 16th
    • Staff will be onsite for essential services

The following programs and facilities will remain open until further notice:

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