Humboldt…too good to waste

The HWMA was formed through a joint powers agreement in 1999, and is comprised of six municipal jurisdictions (“Member Agencies”) within Humboldt County: the cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Rio Dell and Humboldt County

Today, HWMA owns and operates the Hawthorne Street Transfer Station, the Eureka Recycling Center, The Household Hazardous Waste Facility and the Cummings Road Landfill.  Member agencies direct their respective franchise solid waste haulers to deliver curbside collected solid waste to the Authority, or to one of HWMA’s contracted satellite facilities, so that material can be transported and solid waste disposed at a landfill.

In addition, the HWMA manages a number of waste reduction programs on behalf of its member agencies, operates a variety of collection and diversion programs, and manages contracts for those related activities.

Hotlines

Household Hazardous Waste
(707) 441-2005
Recycling & Waste Reduction
(707) 268-8030

Need Curbside Collection?

HWMA does not provide or oversee any curbside collection services or bin rentals but both are available in most areas of Humboldt County by contacting your local garbage provider.

Find your curbside provider here.

News and Announcements

11.20.17
Humboldt Waste Managment Authority held its monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on the first saturday of the month on November 4th, 2017. This is a great oppertunity for residents to... Read More
11.10.17
This documentary centers itself around creating messages of environmental protection through attentive reduction of food waste Joining us will be a local Humboldt County chef who is using 20 pounds... Read More