Thursday, October 08, 2009

Outlying Areas Get Recycling

It's kind of nice that people who live in outlying areas of Eureka get curbside recycling service now. All this and nobody's being forced to sign up for it, at least not yet.

Interesting that the county met their state mandated waste reduction goals over ten years ago. From today's Times- Standard:

"The county's state-established waste reduction goals have been met and surpassed, Smith-Hanes said, largely based on wood waste diversion that took place in the 1990s."

Hmm??? I'm guessing that has something to do with logging?


At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Jeff Leonard said...

FYI - several local governments benefitted from the startup of local co-generation plants in Blue Lake, Scotia, and Fairhaven. The base number was set when the plants weren't making electricity, so a lot of the wood waste was going into the landfill. In subsequent years, they got credit for diverting slash to the co-generation facilities. I'm not sure what the County's official diversion number is, but I believe Blue Lake is in the 80% range.


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