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

Division of Environmental Health


Date Released: 3/22/2006
Subject: Waste Reduction Awards
Contact: Brian Cox, Director, Environmental Health Division
Phone: (707) 445-6215

Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services – Environmental Health Division is taking applications for their 14th Annual Waste Reduction Awards. There are many people, organizations, and businesses in Humboldt County preventing waste every day and this is our opportunity to recognize these great achievements.

Waste Reduction Award categories
•Best waste reduction effort or program•
•Best “closing the loop” effort or program•
•Most effective waste prevention, recycling, or composting activities•
•Most effective use of recycled or reused materials in manufacturing•
•Most effective school waste reduction program•
•Most effective public outreach program•
•Most effective collaboration effort in waste diversion•
•Unsung heroes of the waste diversion world•

To apply for an award, complete a short application, write a one-page summary of the program, and deliver it to the Division of Environmental Health by April 6. If you or someone you know may qualify for an award, please call 268-2225 or 800-963-9241 for an application or stop by the Environmental Health Office at 100 H Street, Suite 100 in Eureka to pick one up. Applications are also available at City Hall in Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Fortuna, Ferndale, Rio Dell, and Trinidad as well as the Public Health Branch at 727 Cedar Street in Garberville and 77 Walnut Way in Willow Creek. This is a wonderful way to give local waste reducers the recognition for all of their hard work and dedication. Remember, you can prevent waste today!


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