Ross Park Playground Closed for Repairs

The City of Eureka Community Services Department is closing the playground at Ross Park (located at 11th and M St.) for repairs beginning on February 4th and will remain closed for several weeks until the project is complete.

This improvement project is made possible due to the California State Parks Per Capita Program which is intended to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to the outdoors. 

Playground improvements include:

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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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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 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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