E-Waste Event Collects 80,000 Pounds – May 6, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012
Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) Press Release
Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) would like to thank participants of the Saturday, April 28, 2012 electronic waste collection at Humboldt State University.  We also appreciate assistance from our partner, Humboldt State University, for the use of facility space and for the volunteer assistance from HSU’s WRRAP (Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program) student organization.
HWMA’s  and HSU’s goal for the event was to provide convenient, low-cost e-waste recycling for students and the general public.  That was accomplished with electronics collected from over 650 participants and the recycling of over 80,000 lbs of electronic waste.  HWMA recycled the electronic waste through ECS Refining, a company that dismantles electronic waste in California and is certified with the BAN (Basel Action Network), a third-party organization that monitors the environmental conditions surrounding e-waste exports.
If you missed the E-waste event, HWMA’s Eureka Recycling Center at 1059 W Hawthorne Street, Eureka, will take your e-waste, everyday, for a small fee.  The Eureka Recycling Center’s E-waste recycling fees have recently been lowered to $2 for any size T.V. or computer monitor and $.05 per pound for all other electronic waste.  If you have questions on what qualifies as e-waste, please call HWMA at (707) 268-8680.
About Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA)
HWMA is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), a local government organization formed in 1998 by five incorporated cities (Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, and Rio Dell) and the County of Humboldt, to oversee various discard programs within their combined jurisdictions. HWMA manages approximately 80,000 tons of solid waste per year and has developed integrated diversion programs includes yard  waste composting, hazardous waste collection, satellite drop-off collections for medical sharps, fluorescent bulbs and batteries, a carpet recycling pilot program, and a recycling drop-off center. For more information, check out our website at www.hwma.net.