Recycle buy back centers close
On Feb. 2, Nevada County was notified that rePlanet has closed many of its Northern California container recycling buy back centers, including three in Nevada County. rePlanet owns and operates beverage container recycling buy back centers throughout Northern California including four sites in Nevada County — at Savemart, SPD, JC Penney and Holiday Foods at Lake of the Pines. The Holiday Foods site remains open for now. Signs were posted at three sites saying the closure was “due to the decline in commodity prices.” Neither Waste Management nor the county was given notification of these closures.
Customers are directed to these buy back centers:
Grass Valley Scrap Iron & Metal Inc., 875 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley; hours of operation are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Advanced Towing & Recycling, 319 Railroad Ave., Grass Valley; hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
North San Juan Transfer Station, 10125 Flume St., North San Juan; hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday through Tuesday, closed 12-12:30 p.m. This is a commingled recycling drop off; the buy back center is open on the third Thursday a month.
McCourtney Road Transfer Station, 14741 Wolf Mountain Road, Grass Valley; hours of operation are 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Buy back center and commingled recycling drop off location.
Nevada County offers free and confidential HIV testing
The Nevada County Public Health Department recently received confirmation from the NorCal AIDS Cycle that its third funding proposal was approved. To date the county has received two generous awards for a total of $23,500 to support free and confidential Rapid HIV Testing and Counseling.
The public health department offers these services on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from noon until 3 p.m., at the Grass Valley office located at 500 Crown Point Circle. In addition to finding out their HIV status, individuals who test negative will receive counseling about strategies to reduce their risk, while those whose test results show a preliminary positive will receive an immediate referral to the county’s HIV Case Manager who will connect them with the resources they need to live with HIV and prevent further transmission of the virus.
The NorCal AIDS Cycle is a bicycle ride fundraiser in which cyclists ride hundreds of miles through Northern California to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS service providers in the Sacramento Valley and beyond. For more information about the NorCal AIDS Cycle, go to http://norcalaidscycle.org/.
More information about HIV-AIDS services can be found at http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/hhsa/ph/Pages/HIV-Testing-in-Nevada-County.aspx.
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