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
Use Meeting ID: 861 1675 1092 and Passcode: 331150
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following 2021 Zero Heroes will be honored Thursday evening, September 23rd:
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.