Tehama County
California

Regular - Landfill Only
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Grants Update

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Department:Executive Committee - Tehama County Solid Waste Management AgencySponsors:
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BACKGROUND INFO

CalRecycle Household Hazardous Waste Discretionary Grant Cycle 25

 

Amount Funded: $95,340

 

Expenditure Deadline: March 28, 2018

 

Goals and Project Updates:

1.              Partner with Call2Recycle to collect alkaline batteries at 10 locations throughout the County. The City of Corning and multi-family residents will be of particular focus because this populace does not have access to the curbside alkaline battery recycling program.

 

Update: Complete. 11 local retail and governmental entities committed to hosting the all-battery boxes. Data is currently being collected at each of these sites. As of March 31, 2017 438 pounds of batteries and 41 cell phones were collected as part of this program. Additionally, U-Haul in Red Bluff and Napa Auto Parts in Corning have committed to selling and refilling reusable one-pound propane cylinders as part of the Refuel Your Fun campaign.

 

2.              Promote the proper disposal/recycling of alkaline batteries through a multimedia outreach campaign.

 

Update: Complete. A proper disposal of alkaline batteries billboard has been designed and approved by CalRecycle and was placed near the intersection of Antelope Blvd and Hwy 36E. It ran through January 2017. Radio ads and newspaper advertisements are currently running on KBLF and in the Red Bluff Daily News and Corning Observer, respectively. The Agency has updated its website to include program information for the public and flyers have been designed and handed out at outreach events.

 

3.              Conduct upgrades, improvements, and purchase personal protective equipment for the Landfill and Corning HHW facilities.

 

Update: Complete. The Red Bluff and Corning Household Hazardous Waste Facilities have been painted, the fire suppression systems were updated and personal protective equipment was purchased.

 

4.              Conduct a general HHW program multimedia outreach campaign to include the importance of proper HHW disposal outreach at campgrounds and the development of an “alternatives to chemical cleaners” campaign.

 

Update: In progress. A billboard promoting the proper disposal of household hazardous waste was designed and approved by CalRecycle. It is running from February 2017 through January 2018. A poster focusing on campsite HHW has been designed and approved by CalRecycle. It was distributed to ten campgrounds and RV parks in Tehama County. Radio ads on KBLF and program flyers highlighting the Refuel Your Fun campaign have been designed and approved by CalRecycle. Radio ads ran May through early July 2016. The Alternatives to Chemical Cleaners program flyer has been developed and approved by CalRecycle. The Alternatives were promoted at eight Farmers’ Markets during Summer 2017, at all four days of the District Fair, as well as at the Corning Olive Festival and the Dairyville Orchard Festival.    

 

CalRecycle Household Hazardous Waste Discretionary Grant Cycle 27

 

Amount Funded: $75,000

 

Expenditure Deadline: March 27, 2019

 

Goals:

1.              Establish temporary collection events and a special seasonal collection program for one-pound propane cylinders and encourage retail locations to provide ongoing collection of disposable gas cylinders if they sell them.

In procress. The Agency has partnered with Lassen National Park and Black Butte Lake Recreation-US Army Corps of Engineers to collect propane cylinders. Collection events were held at both locations in the spring and summer of 2017.

2.              Pay for disposal and recycling of small propane cylinders collected through temporary collection events or a special seasonal collection program for entities such as Lassen National Park, Black Butte Lake Recreation-US Army Corps of Engineers and their associated camping facilities.

In process. The Tehama County Probation Metal Shop has built 20 propane cylinder collection receptacles for various recreational parks around the County. The Agency will pay for cylinders collected in these receptacles during the seasonal collection events. Collection receptacles have been placed at Lassen Volcanic National Park, Black Butte Lake Recreation-US Army Corps of Engineers, Red Bluff Recreation Area, Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area, four USFS campgrounds throughout Tehama County, and the Red Bluff RV Park.

3.              Pay for promotion of retail locations where the refillable propane cylinders can be purchased, exchanged or refilled.
In process. The Agency is currently promoting Napa Auto Parts, as they have committed to refilling the cylinders.

4.              Pay for promotion of retail locations taking back disposable cylinders for disposal.
In process. The Agency is currently recruiting locations willing to take back disposable cylinders for disposal.

5.              Staff and consultant costs to collect data on the number of gas cylinders properly recycled through the collection events/programs during the grant cycle.
In process. To date there have been 1,034 cylinders collected throughout the county.

6.              Staff and consultant costs to collect data on new cylinder purchases, refills and exchanges at participating locations.
In process. The Agency has started promoting retail locations offering services.

7.  Pay for 8 hour HAZWOPER Training for Staff.
In process. Agency staff completed its annual refresher training in Fall 2017. Staff will complete another annual refresher training in Fall 2018.

CalRecycle Household Hazardous Waste Discretionary Grant Cycle 29

 

Amount Funded: $75,000

 

Expenditure Deadline: March 27, 2020

 

Goals:

1.              Draft and implement PR plan for the HHW outreach campaign program for the grant term.

In process. Agency staff will develop contract with CPSC to be presented for approval at the January Full Board meeting.

 

2.              Recruit locations to host gas cylinder collection receptacles.

In process. Recruitment is currently being funded through HD27 and will continue under HD29 once those funds have been expended.

 

3.              Implement one day gas cylinder exchanges of refillables for disposables and seasonal collection events.

In process. Collection events are currently being funded through HD27 and will continue under HD29 once those funds have been expended.

 

4.              Order more 1lb. gas cylinder collection receptacles and place at community and retail locations.

In process. Collection receptacles will be ordered once the contract is approved with CPSC.

 

5.              Develop new game for 4R Kids Exhibit.

In process. Agency staff have developed the game board and will be installing in the 4R Kids Exhibit bus by the end of December.

 

6.              Purchase PPE and storage Cabinet for Corning Hazardous Waste Facility to expand reuse collection in Corning.

In process. PPE and the cabinet will be purchased in the coming months.

 

7.              Pay for 8 hour HAZWOPER Training for Staff.

In process. Agency has remaining funds in HD27 for training and will use HD29 funds once those are expended.

 

CalRecycle Local Government Waste Tire Amnesty Grant Program Cycle 3

 

Amount Funded: $86,520

 

Expenditure Deadline: June 30, 2017             

 

Goals: The Agency will hold six passenger tire collection events and two agricultural tire collection events over the course of the two year grant term, with locations rotating throughout the County.  The Agency will advertise in newspapers, on posting boards throughout the County, on the Agency’s website, as well as at outreach events.

 

Update: Closed. The Agency held seven passenger tire collection events, two each in October 2015 and 2016, January 2016 and 2017, April 2016 and 2017, one in June 2017; and two agricultural tire collection events February 1 - March 15, 2016 and February 1 - March 15, 2017.  The Agency collected a total of 11,585 tires during the grant period. 

 

CalRecycle Local Government Waste Tire Amnesty Grant Program Cycle 4

 

Amount Funded: $44,709

 

Expenditure Deadline: August 31, 2019             

 

Goals: The Agency will hold six passenger tire collection events and two agricultural tire collection events over the course of the two year grant term, with locations rotating throughout the County.  The Agency will advertise in newspapers, on posting boards throughout the County, on the Agency’s website, as well as at outreach events.

 

Update: In process. The Agency has held one passenger tire collection event on September 30th, collecting a total of 961 passenger tire equivalents. The next passenger tire collection event is scheduled for January 13th from 8AM-12PM at the Corning Park n Ride, Evergreen Middle School, Rancho Tehama Transfer Station, Manton Transfer Station, and Paynes Creek Transfer Station.

 

CalRecycle Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program Cycle 26

 

Amount Funded: $100,300.75

 

Expenditure Deadline: June 30, 2017

 

Goals:

1.              Purchase and install 55 outdoor dual (trash/recycling) receptacles for ten Red Bluff parks, the Red Bluff Community/Senior Center and the two larger branches of the Tehama County Library.

Complete.

 

2.              Conduct hands-on on-site beverage container recycling outreach and disperse recycling receptacles (in-kind) to 50 businesses and conduct at least 15 waste assessments at establishments that produce 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week.
Complete.

 

 

3.              Develop and publish a business friendly commercial recycling flyer, newsletters and e-blasts that highlight beverage container recycling and the Tehama County Smart Business Alliance Program.

Complete.

 

Update: Closed. The 55 dual (trash/recycling) receptacles were installed at all parks in Red Bluff, the two larger branches of the Tehama County Library, and the one at the Community/Senior Center was relocated due to low utilization. The Agency was also able to sign up 21 new Smart Business Alliance partners, surpassing the goal of 15, as well as increase beverage container recycling at AB 341 generator businesses and multi-family dwellings by 124%, surpassing the goal of 45%.

 

CalRecycle Used Oil Payment Program Cycle 6

 

Amount Funded: $26,853

 

Expenditure Deadline: June 30, 2017

 

Goals: Ensure a combination of curbside used oil collection and Certified Used Oil collection centers are available.  Program also includes a public education component that informs residents of locally available used oil recycling opportunities and provides containers for recycling used oil and filters.

             

Update: Closed. Funds expended supported the existing used oil collection and recycling program.

 

CalRecycle Used Oil Payment Program Cycle 7

 

Amount Funded: $26,865

 

Expenditure Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

Goals: Ensure a combination of curbside used oil collection and Certified Used Oil collection centers are available.  Program also includes a public education component that informs residents of locally available used oil recycling opportunities and provides containers for recycling used oil and filters.

             

Update: In progress. The Agency is currently expending funds to support the existing used oil collection and recycling program.

 

CalRecycle Used Oil Payment Program Cycle 8

 

Amount Funded: $26,617

 

Expenditure Deadline: June 30, 2019

 

Goals: Ensure a combination of curbside used oil collection and Certified Used Oil collection centers are available.  Program also includes a public education component that informs residents of locally available used oil recycling opportunities and provides containers for recycling used oil and filters.

             

Update: In progress. The Agency’s application for funds was approved by CalRecycle and payment is expected to be received in April 2018.

 

CalRecycle City/County Beverage Container Payment Program

 

Amount Funded: Based on population approximately $25,000/year

 

Expenditure Deadline: Continuous

 

Goals: Conduct public education and outreach to increase participation in Beverage Container recycling programs, ongoing support of litter abatement, roadside cleanups, and cleanups of litter in creeks and other areas.

 

Update: Funds have been used for outreach at Farmers’ Markets throughout the County, submission of newsletters, site visits to Smart Business Alliance members and recruiting new members, as well as giving recycling presentations and presentations from the “4R Kids Exhibit” bus.