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

Where:

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

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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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Adorni Center gets new hydration stations

Next time you stop by the Adorni Center, notice the new additions.


We’ve replaced the old-school drinking fountains with brand new hydration stations.

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Eureka Trash Bash June 4

Join the City of Eureka and PacOut Green Team for our bi-monthly Trash Bash!

Details:

  • We will meet at Vigo St. next to Pacific Plaza by MOD Pizza.
  • The cleanup will take place from 9am-10:30am.
  • Join us at 8:45am for a complimentary bagel from Los Bagels before we get started.
  • McDonald’s meal cards will be given to all volunteers.
  • We always end with a group photo and raffle!
  • When you arrive, you will need to sign in and get supplies.

Want to donate? Call at 707-441-4206 to sponsor this event.

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Construction and Demolition Industry Survey

Are you in the construction and demolition industry?

Please take our survey to help us better understand the current waste disposal and reuse trends in the industry.

You can take the survey online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EurekaCandD

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Eureka Trash Bash April 2

Join the City of Eureka and PacOut Green Team for our bi-monthly Trash Bash!

Details:

  • We will meet at Vigo St. next to the new Pacific Plaza by MOD Pizza.
  • The cleanup will take place from 9am-10:30am.
  • Join us at 8:45am for a complimentary bagel from Los Bagels before we get started.
  • We always end with a group photo and raffle!
  • When you arrive, you will need to sign in and get supplies.

Want to donate? Call at 707-441-4206 to sponsor this event.

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Eureka Trash Bash October 4

Join the City of Eureka and PacOut Green Team for our bi-monthly Trash Bash!

Details:

  • We will meet at Vigo St. next to the new Pacific Plaza by MOD Pizza.
  • The cleanup will take place from 9am-10:30am.
  • We always end with a group photo and raffle!
  • When you arrive, you will need to sign in and get supplies.

Want to donate? Call at 707-441-4206 to sponsor this event.

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Eureka Trash Bash October 2

Join the City of Eureka and PacOut Green Team for our bi-monthly Trash Bash!

Details:

  • Meet at @ Vigo St. to sign in and get supplies. (This is adjacent to the new “Pacific Plaza” where In-N-Out, Chiptole, and Mod Pizza are located.)
  • This event is family-friendly.
  • The cleanup will take place from 9am-10:30am.
  • We always end with a group photo and raffle!
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Honored Zero Heroes Personify Zero Waste Values 

Zero Waste Humboldt announces the 2021 Zero Heroes and invites the public to join in honoring them at the annual Zero Heroes Night on Thursday, September 23rd, at 5:30 P.M. 

ZWH Board President Kelly Fortner welcomes business colleagues, customers, friends, and community members to join in celebrating the waste reduction successes of six Humboldt businesses and one individual this year. “These honorees are models for integrating Zero Waste methods into their business operations and personal lives,” she said. “The coronavirus Delta variant’s spread has caused us to celebrate and present their stories in a virtual event. Please join us in viewing short videos to learn about their creativity and dedication to Zero Waste values.” Join the event by going to: zerowastehumboldt.org or by contacting zerowastehumboldt@gmail.com. 

The following 2021 Zero Heroes will be honored Thursday evening, September 23rd: 

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Zero Heroes to be Honored November 15

Zero Waste Humboldt invites the public to join their 2020 celebration, Zero Heroes Night, on Sunday, November 15 at 7:00P.M. The five honorees represent a wide variety of efforts to reduce waste in Humboldt County and have been inspiring examples of adopting Zero Waste methods.

To honor the Zero Heroes and join this virtual celebration,  go to www.zerowastehumboldt.org or zerowastehumboldt@gmail.com . An online auction hosted by Carl Johnson’s with fun, outdoor sports and practical auction items during COVID19 will soon be posted before the event. Proceeds will support Zero Waste Humboldt’s new consumer education and advocacy program and ZW Business Certification Program in 2021. To learn more, email zerowastehumboldt@gmail.com .

The five honored businesses are:

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Eureka Recycling Center Recycling and CRV Buyback FAQs

CRV redemption remains suspended until further notice.

Why has ‘Recycling’’ gone away?

Recycling hasn’t gone away, but CRV Buyback has been suspended. Customers can put recyclable materials in their curbside container or drop recyclables off at any Transfer Station. This includes source-separated and mixed glass, paper, cardboard, aluminum, plastic, and other materials.

Why has CRV Buyback Been Suspended?

HWMA’s priority is to protect our core essential responsibilities to collect, handle, and dispose of over 170 tons of solid wastes that enter our facility daily. An internal outbreak of coronavirus would significantly disrupt our trash handling operations.

There is a higher risk of exposure related to manually handling used beverage containers and cash transactions, coupled with the difficulty of ensuring social distancing and onsite safety guidelines are followed by the public. This threat to employee and community health was also recognized by Governor Newsom’s two Executive Orders allowing certified redemption sites to remain closed.

When will CRV Buyback resume?

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