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 processor. 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.