Succeeding with SB 1383 (for food businesses)

A new state law (SB1383) affects eligible food businesses.

The City of Eureka will be leading an informational meeting in partnership with Abound Food Care that will provide everything you need to know to begin planning your SB1383 compliant food recovery program, such as:

  • SB1383 Edible Food Regulations and what it means to your business
  • The Food Donation Process
  • The Benefits of Participation in Food Donation


  • In Person: Eureka Council Chambers, 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501


The background:

Almost one in four Californians don’t have enough to eat.

SB 1383 requires certain food businesses to donate the maximum amount of edible food they would otherwise dispose, to food recovery organizations. Mandated food donors can help their communities by working with local food banks, food pantries, and other food recovery organizations and services.

State law SB1383 went into effect January 1, 2022. The City of Eureka received a waiver for the law to instead go into effect on January 1, 2023.

What is SB1383?

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Gulches and Greenways Planning Effort

Tell us what you think!

The City’s gulches are gullies or ravines that vary in size and topography. The City’s greenways are the vegetated areas within and adjacent to these gulch­es. Please help the City develop preservation/ man­agement standards for the City’s gulches and greenways. How to participate:

Take an online survey here (Paper copies are available upon request.)

Attend a virtual Public Workshop on March 29th at 5:30 p.m.

All Eureka citizens and community stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Register in advance by following this link:

Questions? Contact Development Services – Planning at or (707) 441-4160.

Learn more on the City’s website.

Click here to do that.

Treated Wood Waste Accepted At Hawthorne Street Transfer Station Beginning July 1st

Effective Thursday, July 1st and until further notice, HWMA is pleased to announce we were granted a 6-month variance waiver from the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) to allow the acceptance of Treated Wood Waste (TWW) at the Hawthorne Street Transfer Station’s Tip Floor.  This waiver comes after DTSC banned the disposal of TWW at California landfills on January 1, 2021.

This waiver allows HWMA to accept and dispose of TWW to permissible landfills with proper lining and environmental controls.  TWW contains hazardous chemicals that pose a risk to human health and the environment. Arsenic, chromium, copper, creosote and pentachlorophenol are among the chemicals used to preserve wood and are known to be toxic or carcinogenic.

DTSC requires that in order to transport hazardous waste, such as TWW, persons must either be a registered hazardous waste transporter or have received a variance from DTSC.  Further information on obtaining a variance can be found at  This excludes homeowners who self-deliver less than 50 pounds of TWW.

Please review the following TWW guidelines prior to visiting HWMA’s Transfer Station:

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Easy Hazardous Waste Disposal Guide

For Residents:

  • No Charge Disposal
  • No Appointment Necessary

For Businesses:

  • Call 707.441.2005 to schedule an appointment

What to bring and not to bring:

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CalTrans Looking for Local Traffic Safety Help

Caltrans (District 1) in Eureka is looking for help in developing its very first District 1 Active Transportation Plan.

This is a really exciting “first” for them. They’re identifying locations on state highways throughout the entire District (Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino Counties) where pedestrians and bicyclists need better infrastructure to encourage more safe and comfortable trips made on foot or by bicycle.

Public input is VERY important in this effort, and that’s why they’re asking for your help. They’d love to know your opinions about where things can be improved for pedestrians and cyclists and have developed an online mapping survey ( so you can locate areas where your have walking or biking concerns. The survey closes November 30, 2020. 

If you have something to say that isn’t easily captured through the survey, you can contact them at:

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Cooper Gulch Zoom Meeting Links

Help guide the future of Cooper Gulch Park!

There are two remaining meetings to help guide the future of Cooper Gulch Park – and of course, you’re invited. They’ll be on Zoom. (If you’d like to know more about these meetings in general, you can follow this link.)

Here are the links to the two remaining meetings:

Thursday, Oct 226:15 – 8:15pmTo join this Zoom Meeting use the link below.

>> Enter Meeting ID: 840 9712 3813
>>️ Enter Passcode: 271202

Or use: One tap mobile
+16699006833,,84097123813# US (San Jose)
+14086380968,,84097123813# US (San Jose)

Or: Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Tuesday, Oct 2710am – noonTo join this Zoom Meeting use the link below.
>> Enter Meeting ID: 872 4949 6860
>>️ Enter Passcode: 508663

Or use: One tap mobile
+14086380968,,87249496860# US (San Jose)
+16699006833,,87249496860# US (San Jose)

Or: Dial by your location
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
Zoom Meeting Instructions for Cooper Gulch Meetings
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Cooper Gulch Park Public Input Meetings

Help guide the future of Cooper Gulch Park!

The City of Eureka is applying for funding to make improvements to Cooper Gulch Park. We would like to gather your input and feedback to identify priorities about the future of this community space.

There are three meeting times; pick which is best for you.

Saturday, Oct 171:30 – 3:30pmMain parking lot at the park (outdoors and socially distant, must wear mask) 
Thursday, Oct 226:15 – 8:15pmZoom meeting (go to website below for link)
Tuesday, Oct 2710am – noonZoom meeting (go to website below for link)


Everyone is welcome. Spanish interpretation will be available.
Habrá interpretación para nuestros participantes hispanohablantes.

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UPDATED: Eureka Reminds Residents of Park and Trail Rules During COVID-19

Updated on 10/1/20 to reflect changes per the State of California. 

The City of Eureka has seen an increase in public gatherings at City parks and trails and would like to clarify permitted uses of public spaces at this time.

Public gatherings of individuals outside of the household remain prohibited in public spaces by both State and Local Health Officer Orders in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible and mitigate the impact on delivery of critical healthcare services.

The City of Eureka recognizes the benefits of the outdoors during this challenging time and would like to assure the community that City parks remain open for exercise and other socially distant activities such as disc golf, singles tennis, trail walking, biking, etc.

(the following strike out text was added on 10/1/20)

City playgrounds remain closed to maintain proper distancing and prevent surface contamination from shared equipment.

Caution tape and signage have been utilized to communicate the closure of this equipment. We ask the community to please not remove or displace this caution tape. The best rule of thumb is to not use any amenity with caution tape, or anything that requires you to touch, grab, or climb, etc. City park basketball courts also remain closed due to the close proximity required of individuals during game play.

Public gatherings of individuals outside of the household in parks and public spaces are not permitted per State and Local Health Officer Orders. Do not hold picnics, barbeques, parties and any other celebration or gathering of people in public spaces.

If you see a significant violation of this health order, particularly large social gatherings in public spaces, please call 707-441-4203 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, and 707-441-4060 on evenings and weekends.  

Please remember that whenever you are outside of your household and outdoors, you must wear a mask when you cannot keep 6 feet from others.

Be prepared for limited access to public restrooms. Single-use restrooms are open along the waterfront, though multi-stall park restrooms continue to be closed. Residents are urged to bring their own water due to water fountains being closed. Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms. Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails. For more information on health guidance, please visit:

Contact: Donna Wood, Interim Community Services Director, 707.268.1858,

Reminder About Eureka Parks’ Usage

We’re all tired of being socially distant.

We’ll be able to use the playgrounds at our parks again but until the pandemic passes, please remember to be socially distant and not to use the park’s group areas.

Reminder About Eureka Parks’ Usage

We’re all tired of being socially distant.

But if we work together, we’ll pull through it quicker. Enjoy our parks but please don’t use the group areas until it’s safe.