Greenwaste is any type of brush or grass or non fiberous plant. In addition, most pallets are accepted in the greenwaste pile, as well as unpainted and untreated wood. 

Greenwaste transported to the Transfer Station in plastic bags must be emptied before being disposed, and the bags disposed of as trash. Trash and dirt mixed with greenwaste loads must also be disposed as trash.

Greenwaste drop off is available to the public at a per ton fee lower than the solid waste tip fee. Effective October 8, 2022, the greenwaste rate at the Mad River Compost Facillity and Hawthorne Street Transfer Station will be $130.71/ton, with a $7.00 minimum for up to 140 lbs.  
These items are NOT accepted in the greenwaste: Dirt, sod, palm fronds, bamboo, painted wood waste, pressure treated woood, dirt and garbage. 


Greenwaste Drop Off Fees
Minimum Fee (up to 140 lbs)
Per Ton
Regional Facilities (Fees Vary)
Mad River Compost Facility
(707) 822-8035
Recology Eel River
965 Riverwalk Dr
(707) 725-5156
Humboldt Sanitation
2585 Central Ave
(707) 839-3285