The Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority has received a CalRecycle grant of $100,000 to promote the local use of refillable propane gas cylinders and nontoxic LED marine flares.

The agency will support local retailers that offer alternatives to the single-use, hazardous-waste items. Del Norte County’s three businesses participating in the Refuel Your Fun refillable propane program are Hiouchi Hamlet, Lucky 6 Fuel Mart, and Suburban Propane.

As part of its grant, the Solid Waste Authority will host events during which single-use propane containers will be exchanged for refillable propane containers.

In addition, local staff will work with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Harbor District, and marine retailers to expand sales and availability of less-toxic LED marine flares for Del Norte’s boating community.

Said Waste Management staff member Kyra Seymour: “With so many opportunities for camping and boating (here), removing propane containers from the waste stream, and toxic marine flares from our waterways, helps keep our environment attractive to tourists and locals alike.”

For more information, call 707-465-1100.

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