Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The city for whom waste diversion is almost a spiritual journey will soon be without its own recycling center. Rick Powell, general manager of Eel River Resource Recovery (ERRR) told the Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) that it is closing its Arcata collection center, the Arcata Resource recovery…
Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A year from now, you’ll be able to do some shopping, have dinner, attend a concert and cap it off with a tangy beverage – all in Arcata’s Creamery District. The district, whose capitol building is the former Golden State Milk Products Creamery, has been reimagining itself…
Arcata jewelry manufacturer Holly Yashi has purchased the property that once served as the headquarters for the now-defunct Arcata Community Recycling Center (ACRC).
Hardin expects to staff the facility with up to 15 workers when it opens. He said his company also plans to carry out recycling education programs.
“Sometimes you learn from the curve,” Schager said. “We’ll have to try something else.”
These facilities will be closed effective at the close of business January 14, with the layoff of all processing center employees to follow.
The Arcata Community Recycling Center (ACRC) has lost recyclables from the greater Arcata area as the county will send them elsewhere in anticipation of ACRC’s self-announced mid-January closure.
Arcata will soon see how much the ACRC has done for us over the years. I hope that the City will be able to fill the holes that are left behind.
All ACRC facilities will operate normally through the end of this year. Arcata drop-off, buy-back, and Thrift Store are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ACRC’s Samoa facility will accept materials from curbside programs, Humboldt State University and trade accounts through early January 2012.
Some observers of the situation view that as a move toward local control of recycling while others think it’s an attempted bail-out of a fiscally weakened ACRC.