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Humboldt Waste Management Authority – Update During COVID-19 Virus Response

HWMA will be closed Saturday, July 4, 2020 for Independence Day. All other hours remain unchanged, with the exception of closures for HHW and Recycling due to COVID-19

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.  Please check our website or call us if you have questions. Remember to maintain a safe social distance from both staff and others while visiting our site. 

The Eureka Recycling Center is closed due to COVID-19 impacts until further notice.  We are unable to conduct CRV Buy Back activities in a safe manner. Sales of compost bins are suspended. Appliances, E-wastes, scrap metal and other related items may be delivered to the Transfer Station. 

The Hazardous Waste Facility is closed due to COVID-19 impacts until further notice. This includes residential and commercial services.  

3.     HWMA Main Business Office

HWMA’s Main Business Office at 1059 W. Hawthorne Street is closed to the public until further notice. 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.

4.     Green Waste, Mattresses, Appliances & E-Waste

During this time the Transfer Station will continue to accept green waste, mattresses and carpet, while expanding to accept items such as appliances, E-waste and Tv’s.  

Please monitor this website for updates.





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

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.

Transfer Station:

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.

Find your curbside provider here.

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