Effective Monday, October 5th Humboldt Waste Management Authority’s Hazardous Waste Facility will resume residential drop-off services 6 days a week.
Customers are required to arrive with clean and dry 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.
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.
If you are a business please click here.
- California Health & Safety Code requires that reisdents transport no more than 15 gallons, or 125 pounds, of household hazardous waste;
- Do not transport material in plastic bags or garbage cans. If a product is leaking please bag that individual product. for more info see here
- Be aware of what your transporting. Take a moment and read the labels on your waste and ensure that all warnings and cautions are adhered to
- Please do not mix products. Mixing can cause dangerous and possibly violent chemical reactions. Latex Paint is the exception to this rule.
- Leave materials in their original container, when possible. Only place in another container when the original container is unsafe to transport due to degradation
- When you arrive please turn off and stay in your vehicle. HWMA staff will take care of everything else. If you are needed to answer questions, staff will approach you.
Pharmaceuticals, whether prescription or over the counter will no longer be accepted at any of HWMA's facilities. There are several convenient locations throughout the County where they can be dropped off at no charge. Cloney's Pharmacy closed in February 2021 so they're no longer availablle but please see our Sharps and Medications Disposal flyer here for more info.
New Regulations for disposing of Treated Wood Waste.
Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) (https://dtsc.ca.gov/toxics-in-products/treated-wood-waste/) will no longer allow the landfill disposal of treated wood waste (TWW). This means that transfer stations and rural container drop-off sites can no longer accept TWW for disposal after Dec. 31.
Residential customers may bring up to 125 pounds per day. Sections must be less than 3 feet in length with nails, staples, screws and other fasteners removed whenever possible to do so.
Small businesses are encouraged to call HWMA at 707-441-2005 for information on volume restrictions and costs.
- Radioactive Waste
- Biological Waste
- Medical Waste