Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) owns and operates a transfer station that includes garbage drop off, green waste drop off, a recycling center and a household hazardous waste collection facility.  We are located at 1059 West Hawthorne, Eureka CA.

We also collect hazardous waste, tires and electronics at mobile events around Humboldt County.  We work with local garbage companies, recycling centers and others to reduce, reuse, recycle and safely dispose of the waste generated in our community.

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.  A complete list can be found by clicking here.

HWMA is a Joint Powers Authority made up of the following municipalities: Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Rio Dell and Humboldt County.

Click here to find HWMA board packets and agendas


The HWMA Hawthorne Street Transfer Station will have ongoing construction activities on the following dates:
Friday, March 6th, Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th
Delays of up to one hour may be encountered

The Transfer Station will remain in full operation with staff directing waste disposal activities to special handling areas. Our valued customers are encouraged to plan accordingly
Please call Brent Whitener at 268-8680 for more information

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