Eureka Recycling Center

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Currently closed

The Eureka Recycling Center is available for public recycling drop-off (containers, appliances, used oil, electronic and universal waste) and is currently the only place residents can redeem their CRV material in Eureka and surrounding areas. 

The Eureka Recycling Center is also a state- certified appliance recycler. Several HWMA employees have EPA 608 certification, qualifying them to safely remove mercury switches and ozone-depleting refrigerants from waste appliances. After removal of all hazardous wastes, these “white goods” are baled and marketed as scrap metal.

HWMA is a certified Electronic Waste Collector. Electronic wastes, such as televisions, computers, radios, and microwaves are accepted for a nominal fee. These items are then logged, palletized and transported to ECS Refining, a state-certified electronic waste recycler. ECS is also an “E-Steward” through the Basel Action Network, and R2 certified.

Source separated non-CRV recyclables, such as cardboard, rigid plastics, and scrap metal, are densified onsite by use of a two-ram horizontal baler. These baled materials are then sold as commodities, typically to buyers in Oregon or the San Francisco Bay area.

For businesses that qualify under AB341 (Mandatory Commercial Recycling), selfhauling your recyclables is just one of many ways to become AB 341 compliant. If your a business and have never heard about AB 341 or you already know about the law but want to find out more please click here.


The Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) is soliciting applications for the Position of Director of Environmental Health and Safety for its Hawthorne Street Transfer Station and Cummings Road Landfill. This is an exempt, full-time, management-level position with supervisorial, reporting, monitoring, and budgeting responsibilities requiring independent action and a high degree of personal responsibility in management of duties. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety reports directly to the Executive Director. 

Minimum qualifications for potential candidates include:  three years in management, with at least two in a supervisory capacity; a Bachelors (or higher) in Engineering, Geology, or Environmental Science, or related experience in solid waste management or municipal activities; knowledge of the Integrated Waste Management Act, hazardous waste management, use of methods, tools and equipment in compliance monitoring and BMP’s, and regulatory permitting structures, including relevant codes, policies, and regulations.

Completed employment applications, including a cover letter and resume, must be received in person, or by mail, at the HWMA Administrative Office located at 1059 West Hawthorne Street, Eureka, CA 95501, by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018. Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. Applications available Here and may be picked up at the HWMA Administrative Office, or by mail by calling (707) 268-8680. HWMA is an equal opportunity employer.


CRV Redemption Buyback

Please make sure all bottles and cans are free of liquids or debris, bottle caps should be left on bottles.

$1.60 (Segregated/lb)
$0.102 (Segregated/lb)
#1 Pet Plastic
$1.24 (Segregated/lb)
$0.37 (Segregated/lb)
#2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
$0.57 (Segregated/lb)
#3 PVC
$0.56 (Segregated/lb)
#4 LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)
$2.04 (Segregated/lb)
#5 PP (Polypropylene)
$0.58 (Segregated/lb)
#6 PS (Polystyrene)
$5.63 (Segregated/lb)
# 7 Other (Pouches & unspecified resins)
$0.31 (Segregated/lb)
Refund payment by size container:
less than 24 oz: $0.05/container. Greater than or equal to 24 oz: $0.10/container
Drop Off These Items At No Charge.

#1 - #7 Plastic Containers & Bottles, Wine Bottles, Glass Jars, Aluminum Foil/Formed Containers, Tin, Steel Cans, Scrap Metal, Cardboard & Paper Bags, Magazines, Chipboard, Cereal/Snack Boxes, Home/Office Paper, Newspaper, Softcover Books, Telephone Books,

These Items Accepted for a Fee
Appliances Without Freon
No Charge*
Freon Appliances ( Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners)
Large Commercial Appliances
Televisions/Computer Monitors
Other Electronic Waste( Microwaves, Computer Towers, VCR/DVD players etc)
Other Items
Fluorescent Tubes
First 10 at No Charge, $.20/ft* after that
Compact Fluorescent Lights
(First 10 at no charge), $1.00/each* after that
Hard Bound Books

* Prices Subject To Change