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

Treated Wood Waste Accepted at the Hawthorne Street Transfer Station

Effective Wednesday September 8th, residents and businesses are no longer required to obtain or provide a Treated Wood Waste Variance to drop this material off at the Transfer Station. There are no tonnage restrictions but lengths must be less than 8 feet. 

Eureka Recycling Center is currently decertified and is no longer offering CRV buyback services. There is currently no time table for this service to return. 

Effective Monday, October 5th Humboldt Waste Management Authority’s Eureka Recycling Center will resume recycling drop-off services 7 days a week, with the Hazardous Waste Facility resuming residential drop-off services 6 days a week. CRV Buyback services have been discontinued.

Customers are required to arrive with clean and dry recyclable materials or hazardous waste materials that are presorted prior to arrival, to wear face coverings and abide by the facility’s rules to maintain social distancing.  Sanitizers are available for customer use. Presorting of materials will assist in the efficient placement of materials into bins or carts.

Eureka Recycling Center customers may drop off source separated recyclable materials (cardboard, glass, plastic, metal), used appliances, electronic wastes and televisions/screen devices Monday thru Saturday from 8 am until 4 pm, and Sundays 10 am until 4 pm.

Residential customers may resume drop-off at the Hazardous Waste Facility without appointments beginning Monday, October 5th on a first-come, first served basis. Customers may drop off hazardous materials Monday thru Saturday’s from 8 am until noon and from 1 pm until 3 pm but is closed from 12pm-1pm daily. Small business generated hazardous materials will continued to be accepted by appointment only. Call (707) 441-2005 if you have questions or to schedule a business appointment.

HWMA has offered CRV redemption services to the Eureka community since 2009. With the recent decertification of the CRV redemption centers in Fortuna, McKinleyville and Redway sites in late August, the Eureka Recycling Center facility does not have the physical capacity to manage CRV Buyback services for the entire county. HWMA requested that CalRecycle allow CRV buyback services by appointment in an effort to temporarily manage inbound customers and material. CalRecycle determined that appointments are not permissible and HWMA reluctantly submitted its notice of decertification. 

HWMA will continue to work with our State representatives to identify potential remedies for CRV Buyback services. Our hope is that, with State assistance, we can aid the opening of one or more CRV redemption centers in local communities that are accessible and convenient so customers may redeem their containers for their CRV deposits.

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.





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.

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