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
Recycling & Waste Reduction

Waste Tire Amnesty Going on Now!

Humboldt Waste Management Authority, along with CalRecycle is pleased to bring another installment of our waste tire amnesty collection. This grant funded opportunity will be available from January 1st 2018 through June 7th 2019 . More Info 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

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Humboldt Waste Management Authority held its monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on the first saturday of the month on November 4th, 2017. This is a great opportunity for residents to... Read More