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Humboldt Waste Management Authority – Update During COVID-19 Virus Response
HWMA is implementing measures to assist with the efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The changes below are in effect until further notice. Please monitor our website for future updates.
Under Governor Newsom’s “Stay At Home” Order issued Thursday, March 19th, and consistent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, solid waste collection and disposal are considered critical infrastructure for our communities and are an essential business. By making adjustments to our operations, we are able to serve the public consistent with recommended practices.
The below measures taken at our facilities are implemented to protect employees, contractors and customers. Staff will continue to evaluate additional procedures as needed. Help us by practicing social distancing, good hygiene and avoid visiting our facility if you don’t feel well.
1. Curbside Trash, Green Waste & Recycling Collection
HWMA does not perform Curbside Collection services, Please contact your local garbage hauling company with questions about their curbside collection activities.
2. HWMA Hawthorne Street Transfer Station, Eureka Recycling Center & Hazardous Waste Facility
The Hawthorne Street Transfer Station is open during regular hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Transfer Station accepts solid waste (trash), green waste, carpet, mattresses and tires. Please check our website or call us if you have questions. Customers are asked to please respect social distancing (remain six feet apart from other customers and employees at all times), and to wear face coverings while on the premisis.
The Eureka Recycling Center is open starting Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Hours will be Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note that, until further notice, CRV reimbursement services remain suspended. Appliance and e-waste disposal, composter purchase, and no-charge disposal of sorted recyclable materials will be provided. Customers are asked to please respect social distancing (remain six feet apart from other customers and employees at all times), and to wear face coverings while on the premisis.
The Hazardous Waste Facility is open starting Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Hours will be Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This includes residential and small-quantity commercial generators, and is by appointment only. Please call 707.441.2005 to make an appointment with Hazardous Waste staff.
3. HWMA Main Business Office
HWMA’s Main Business Office at 1059 W. Hawthorne Street is open for limited customer activity; office staff will be limiting the total number of customers allowed into the office at any time. The most convenient way to pay your bills is by direct mail or phone. If you need to pay your bill by cash in person, please be respectful of staff’s directions to ensure appropriate social distancing . Staff will monitor and respond to your emails and phone calls. There may be some delays in responses to your queries but staff will reply as soon as possible.
Please monitor this website for updates.
Recycling and Hazardous Waste Closure
Due to COVID-19, HWMA announces the following actions to protect community members and HWMA’s staff to ensure our ability to operate our essential services during this time. We sincerely appreciate your support and understanding during this time.
Eureka Community Recycling Center & Household Hazardous Waste Services are Suspended Until Further Notice:
Eureka Community Recycling Center is closed to CRV Buy Back activities until further notice.
HWMA Restrooms are closed to the general public.
Residential Collection of Household Hazardous Waste is temporarily suspended.
Solid waste is accepted at HWMA’s Hawthorne Street Transfer Station. Please bring appliances, e-wastes and scrap metal to the Tip Floor for proper handling and disposal.
We encourage customers to bring their debit and/or credit cards to provide payment, and minimize the use of cash transactions.
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.