Humboldt Regional Food Waste Digester

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County Waste Management Authority
Document Title
Humboldt Regional Food Waste Digester
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Public/Quazi Public, Coastal Dependent Industrial

Document Description
HWMA is proposing to implement a regional food waste diversion program to serve Humboldt County (Figure 5 of Initial Study document). The proposed program would divert food waste (which is currently hauled an average of 190 miles and landfilled) to a local, anaerobic food waste digester facility. The aerobic digester would convert the food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer. The proposed waste diversion / energy production facility would (1) have an ultimate capacity to accept and process 60 tons per day (tpd) of source-separated food waste as well as fats, oils and grease from residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and public partners within the community; and (2) generate electricity from methane gas produced during the digestion process to both power digester facilities and provide electricity to the Elk River Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). HWMA would be contracted by these entities to accept and haul the food waste to the digester.

Contact Information
Juliette Bohn
Humboldt County Waste Management Authority
1059 W. Hawthorne Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 268-8680


40°46'10"N 124°11'42"W
Cross Streets
Hilfiker Lane and Hwy 101
Total Acres
Parcel #
019-271-004 & 019-331-002
State Highways
Hwy 101
N. Coast RR Auth.
Eureka Municipal Airport
Eureka, Grant, Alder, +2
Elk River, Elk River Slew, Humboldt Bay, Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Food Waste Digester / Energy Facility)
Local Action
Rezone Other Action Other Action: LCP amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 1 California Energy Commission California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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