The Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority has created this page to provide local information about our efforts to comply with SB 1383, a California State law that calls for substantial changes in how food waste, yard debris and other organic discards are managed. When these materials are placed in a landfill, anaerobic decomposition of those materials generates methane which is a potent greenhouse gas. Methane from landfills has been found to be the third largest source of methane, and these programs are intended to reduce generation of greenhouse gases.
In the coming months and years ahead, the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority – working in partnership with the City of Crescent City and the County of Del Norte – will introduce programs and outreach to address organics management.

The Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority celebrates and encourages Food Rescue!
Contact the organizations below if you have food to donate, are interested in food distribution, or perhaps to volunteer.
The following organizations are engaged in food rescue and redistribution:

Del Norte Food Rescue: A Project of the DNATL Food Council
T: (707) 464-0955 ext. 2018
To sign up to be a food donor:

Food Banks:

First 5 Del Norte County – Food Distribution Center
494 Pacific Ave
Crescent City
(707) 464-0955

Del Norte Senior Center
1765 Northcrest Drive,
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-3069

Our Daily Bread Ministries
1135 Harrold St
Crescent City
(707) 954-7731

Rural Human Services
286 M St #A
Crescent City

Community Assistance Network (CAN)
355 Standard Veneer
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-9190