Susan Buckley, RN, Director, Public Health
Ira Singh, MPH, Deputy Director
Donald I. Baird, MD, Health Officer

Division of Environmental Health

PRESS RELEASE

Date Released: 4/10/2006
Subject: WASTE AWARENESS WEEK
Contact: Louise Jeffrey, Waste Reduction Coordinator
Phone: (707) 445-6215

Humboldt County’s 14th Annual Waste Awareness Week is just around the corner, April 17 through the 23. Join Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Environmental Health and your local community by participating in one of the wonderful events taking place during and around Waste Awareness Week.

The Great Battery Roundup Sponsored by AAA April 12-23
Bring any of your expired auto, marine, or motorcycle batteries to any of the following locations;
• Arcata – Arcata Community Recycling Center, 1380 9th Street; City of Arcata Corporation Yard, 600 South G Street; Mac’s Towing, 113 H Street
• Blue Lake – in front of Perigot Park, 312 South Railroad Avenue
• Eureka – Tetrault Tire & Auto Service, 4075 Broadway; The Lube Rack, 1232 5th St; Eureka Community Recycling Center, 1059 West Hawthorne Street; InterState Battery, 516 West 15th St; Pacific Towing, 210 V St
• Ferndale – The Farm Shop, 650 Herbert Street
• Fortuna – California Conservation Corps Facility, 1500 Alamar Way; Clyde’s Towing, 3685 Rohnerville Road
• Manila – Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive
• McKinleyville – Humboldt Sanitation, 2585 Central Avenue
• Orleans – McLaughlin & Sons, North Highway 96
• Redway – Redway Transfer Station, 3810 Redwood Drive; Redwood Towing, 101 Murrish Road
• Rio Dell – NAPA 101 Auto Parts, 33 Center Street
• Trinidad – Trinidad Recycling drop-off station across from the Chevron on Patrick’s Point Drive
• Willow Creek – Frank’s Willow Creek Garage, 135 Mayfair Street; Buddy’s Auto Repair, 38421 Highway 299

Waste Awareness Week Kick-off April 15 10:00 to 2:00
This event will feature tours at 11:00 & 1:00, recycled papermaking & projects for kids, and free tickets for recyclers to a Crab’s game this summer as a thank you for recycling. Come join in all of the fun!
Arcata Community Recycling Center, 1380 9th Street, Arcata For more information: 822-4321

Waste Reduction Awards Ceremony April 19 5:30
Join us in celebrating the waste prevention achievements of local businesses, schools, and organizations.
Wharfinger Building, Eureka For reservations: 268-2225

Rio Dell’s Storm Drain Marking & Litter Cleanup April 22 8:00 to 12:00
Wildwood, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Avenue For more information: 764-3532

Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival April 22 Noon to 9:00pm
Special Events Field, HSU, Arcata For more information: http://www.humboldt.edu/~amfest/

Peninsula Cleanup April 22 9:00 to 4:00
Manila Community Center, Manila For more information: 445-3309

Composting Workshop April 22 10:30 to 12:00
Rohner Park’s Recreation Hall For more information or to register: 725-1464

6th Annual Compost Festival & May Day Celebration April 29 12:00 to dusk
CCAT (14th & B), HSU, Arcata For more information: 268-2225

7th Annual Rerefined Oil Change Day May 6 10:00 to 2:00
Eureka High School, Eureka For more information or an appointment: 268-2225

 

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