Zero Waste Task Force 2018/19


Regular 2018/2019 Zero Waste Task Force meetings will begin once all members have been appointed.

About The Task Force

The Arcata City Council has created the Zero Waste Task Force to develop strategies for implementation of the City’s Zero Waste Action Plan and engage the public around the goal of Zero Waste. The task force will identify, prioritize and make recommendations to the City Council on projects and programs based on the City’s Zero Waste Action Plan that would move the City forward in reaching the goal of Zero Waste.

The Zero Waste Task Force serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and City staff on matters pertaining to achieving Zero Waste. Further, the Task Force is charged with preparing recommendations that could be considered and utilized by the City in implementation of the plan.

Zero Waste is a materials management approach that prevents waste and then establishes reuse and recycling policies, programs and infrastructure for all materials entering the community. Zero Waste’s goal is to ensure that nothing is sent to a landfill or incinerator and to make certain that resources we take from the earth continue to be used efficiently without waste and excess burden to the environment. The Arcata City Council set a goal of becoming a Zero Waste City in 2015, and has created a Zero Waste Action Plan that has developed strategies to achieve this goal.

Meetings & Agendas

Once members of the Task Force have been appointed, the Task Force will meet on regular intervals to be formulated by the Staff Liaison and Task Force Chair. The Task Force duties will sunset on December 1st, 2019 upon delivery of its final report unless extended by the City Council.

Task Force Members

The Zero Waste Task Force will consist of seven members, with three members representing Humboldt State University, Zero Waste Humboldt and the City’s recycling franchise hauler/processor.

The City of Arcata is currently seeking applications for the four remaining at-large members of the Task Force. All interested community members are encouraged to apply that live or work within the Arcata Planning Area.

See current vacancies and residency qualifications. 

Applications must be turned in to the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, located at 736 F Street in Arcata and will be accepted until all positions are filled.