Humboldt…too good to waste

The HWMA was formed through a joint powers agreement in 1999, and is comprised of six municipal jurisdictions (“Member Agencies”): the cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Rio Dell and Humboldt County.

Today, HWMA owns and operates the Hawthorne Street Transfer Station, the Eureka Recycling Center, The Household Hazardous Waste Facility and the Cummings Road Landfill.  Member agencies direct their respective franchise solid waste haulers to deliver curbside collected solid waste to the Authority, or to one of HWMA’s contracted satellite facilities, so that material can be transported and solid waste disposed at a landfill.

In addition, the HWMA manages a number of waste reduction programs on behalf of its member agencies, operates a variety of collection and diversion programs, and manages contracts for those related activities.


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

Christmas Tree Drop Off!

Humboldt Waste Management Authority along several other locations around the county are offer christmas tree disposal. Look for the blue bin across the street from the HWMA scalehouse loacted at 1059 W Hawthorne Street in Eureka. 

Other disposal options through haulers and drop off points can be found here

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.

News and Announcements

Christmas tree drop off begins the day after Christmas - Thursday, December 26, 2019 - at the Hawthorne Street Transfer Station! Look for the blue bin across the street from the HWMA Scalehouse at... Read More
Humboldt Waste Management Authority's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility will be closed for maintenance January 11th through January 20th 2019. If you have any questions or would like to... Read More