Press release from the Humboldt Waste Management Authority:

Now that the holidays are coming to a close, you may be wondering what to do with the tree. HWMA has gathered some resources for when, where and how to recycle your Christmas Tree.

Before recycling, you must prepare your tree. Remove all lights, ornaments, wire, tinsel, stands and other materials not part of the tree. Then either arrange for tree pick-up using your local garbage hauler or community group, or you may deliver your tree to the locations listed below. Collection dates vary by community.

Once collected, the trees will be chipped and composted!

Free Drop-Off & Recycling

Blue Lake
Dec. 28-Jan 13
Clemance Field/Perigot Park
312 S. Railroad, Blue Lake

Ferndale’s Fireman Park
Dec. 28-Dec. 30th
Jan. 4 - Jan. 6th
100 Berding Street, Ferndale 

HWMA’s Hawthorne Street Transfer Station
Dec. 26-Jan. 20th
1059 West Hawthorne Street, Eureka

Humboldt Sanitation Transfer Station
2585 Central Avenue, McKinleyville
Dec. 26-Jan. 13th

Recology Eel River’s Fortuna Transfer Station
Dec. 26-Jan. 20th

Rio Dell City Hall
Dec. 28 – Dec. 30th
Jan. 4 – Jan. 6th
675 Wildwood Ave, Rio Dell 
(back parking lot)

Wes Green Landscaping
Jan. 1 – Jan. 13th
6360 West End Road, Arcata

Curbside Collection
Collection fee may apply, please contact desired collector.

(for Arcata, Eureka and County residents)

Girl Scout Troop 70181
Jan. 1 thru Jan. 5th
Call Cheryl to schedule pickup date: 839-3714
(McKinleyville residents only) 

Cub Scouts Jan. 5 and Jan. 6th
Call or text to schedule pickup date: 440-9272
(Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka and McKinleyville)