Acceptable Green Waste Items

  • Lawn Clippings
  • Brush
  • Raw Wood (Natural)
  • Sawdust
  • Pallets
Yes, we do accept stumps and rounds but they must be under 12 inches in diameter.

Non-Acceptable Green Waste Items

  • Painted Wood
  • Painted Pallets
  • Pressure Treated Wood
  • Particle Board
  • Dirt
  • Sod
  • Food Waste
  • Palm Fronds (and plants alike)
  • Plastic
  • Cardboard
  • Metal
Any of these items disposed in our green waste will harm our compost and break our grinder.
Please be cautious and considerate

Arcata City Limits Program

Residence with the city limits of Arcata garbage through Recology Arcata have standard guidelines.

Guidelines:
48 yards of acceptable green waste per calendar year*
Account(s) must be in our systems, by address, to drop off.

To start an account:
Account holder must bring in their garbage bill and ID to show proof of account.

*You may add anyone of your choosing to your account.
**Exceed allotted yardage, $9/yd

Non-City of Arcata Resident

County Limits

Green Waste Program: $9/yd
27 cu ft = 1 yd
202 gallons = 1 yd

Think Green Stamp Card

Requirements:
  • Non-City of Arcata Resident
  • Pays for dump fees/business accounts
Earn 5 stamps and get 1/2 yd of Compost.

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