Once the holidays come to a close and your ornaments and lights are returned to storage, don’t forget that your Christmas Trees can be returned too. Trees can continue their useful life after the holidays by being recycled and maximized as a resource rather than a waste. All Christmas Trees collected at the locations listed below will create compost or energy. Return your tree to one of the following drop off sites at no charge; you do not need to be a city resident to use the drop off in that city. Christmas tree pick up is available in some communities through garbage haulers or volunteer groups. Collection dates vary by community. Remove all decorations and tinsel from your tree.
Free drop off at Wes Green’s Mad River Compost Facility, 6360 West End Road from December 26 through the end of January Open hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Arcata High students raising funds will pick up trees curbside for $10, December 26 - Sunday, January 11. Call (707) 822-8325.
Free drop off at Prasch Hall, near baseball fields, December 28 -, January 15.th
Free drop off at HWMA’s Transfer Station, 1059 W. Hawthorne St., December 26 - Monday January 11 during open hours. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Commercial trees do not apply. Recology picks up trees in Eureka and surrounding county areas January 2nd and 9th for $5. Call (707) 442-5711 for an appointment.
Free drop off at the City Barn, Francis St., from December 26 - Friday, January 8th.
Free drop off at Eel River Disposal’s Transfer Station, 965 Riverwalk Dr., December 26 - Friday, January 15. Call (707) 725-5156 for open hours. Don’t have greenwaste pick up? Eel River Disposal collects trees for $12.
Free drop off at Humboldt Sanitation’s Transfer Station, 2585 Central Ave, December 26 - Sunday, January 17th. Call (707) 839-3285 for open hours. Arcata High students will collect trees for $15. See details under ‘Arcata.’
Free drop off at Eel River Disposal’s Transfer Station, 965 Riverwalk Dr., December 26 - Wednesday, January 15. Call (707) 725-5156 for open hours. Eel River Disposal picks up trees curbside for $12.
Free drop off behind Murphy’s Market, December 26 – through January 17th
For additional information , please call our business offices from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM weekdays. Thank You and Happy Holidays. Brent
Operations Manager (Acting)
Humboldt Waste Management Authority
1059 W Hawthorne Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Office 707-268-8680 Ext 211 Cell 707-599-5762