The Eureka Recycling Center is available for public recycling drop-off (containers, appliances, used oil, electronic and universal waste) and is currently the only place residents can redeem their CRV material in Eureka and surrounding areas.
The Eureka Recycling Center is also a state- certified appliance recycler. Several HWMA employees have EPA 608 certification, qualifying them to safely remove mercury switches and ozone-depleting refrigerants from waste appliances. After removal of all hazardous wastes, these “white goods” are baled and marketed as scrap metal.
HWMA is a certified Electronic Waste Collector. Electronic wastes, such as televisions, computers, radios, and microwaves are accepted for a nominal fee. These items are then logged, palletized and transported to ECS Refining, a state-certified electronic waste recycler. ECS is also an “E-Steward” through the Basel Action Network, and R2 certified.
Source separated non-CRV recyclables, such as cardboard, rigid plastics, and scrap metal, are densified onsite by use of a two-ram horizontal baler. These baled materials are then sold as commodities, typically to buyers in Oregon or the San Francisco Bay area.
For businesses that qualify under AB341 (Mandatory Commercial Recycling), selfhauling your recyclables is just one of many ways to become AB 341 compliant. If your a business and have never heard about AB 341 or you already know about the law but want to find out more please click here.
The Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) is soliciting applications for the Position of Director of Environmental Health and Safety for its Hawthorne Street Transfer Station and Cummings Road Landfill. This is an exempt, full-time, management-level position with supervisorial, reporting, monitoring, and budgeting responsibilities requiring independent action and a high degree of personal responsibility in management of duties. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety reports directly to the Executive Director.
Minimum qualifications for potential candidates include: three years in management, with at least two in a supervisory capacity; a Bachelors (or higher) in Engineering, Geology, or Environmental Science, or related experience in solid waste management or municipal activities; knowledge of the Integrated Waste Management Act, hazardous waste management, use of methods, tools and equipment in compliance monitoring and BMP’s, and regulatory permitting structures, including relevant codes, policies, and regulations.
Completed employment applications, including a cover letter and resume, must be received in person, or by mail, at the HWMA Administrative Office located at 1059 West Hawthorne Street, Eureka, CA 95501, by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018. Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. Applications available Here and may be picked up at the HWMA Administrative Office, or by mail by calling (707) 268-8680. HWMA is an equal opportunity employer.