Construction & Demolition

Reducing, Reusing & Recycling Waste Materials
All construction and demolition projects must reduce, reuse and recycle waste materials and submit both a Waste Management Plan (PDF) and a Final Report (PDF) for each project

The Construction & Demolition Reuse & Recycling Guide (PDF) provides information on where to recycle concrete, asphalt, wood waste, broken glass, other building materials and hazardous waste. Arcata Garbage Company will provide bins and haul these items for a fee.

Reporting is required by the City of Arcata 
Land Use Guide (PDF) Article 9.54.050-Construction Materials Recycling, and the California Green Building Code (PDF) Section 5.408 requires construction waste diversion and waste reduction. Requirements include diversion, recycling or salvaging of at least 50% of non-hazardous construction materials. 

Recycling Paint & Carpet
Need to recycle paint? The Samoa Processing Center accepts paint for free. You can also take it to Humboldt Waste Management Authority on one of its hazardous waste collection days which occur on the first Saturday of each month. If you are a business you can make an appointment to drop off paint or hazardous materials by calling 707-445-2005.

Humboldt Waste Management Authority now provides carpet recycling. Access the How-To Guide For Post Consumer Carpet Recycling In Humboldt County (PDF), .

Humboldt Waste Management Authority

1059 W Hawthorne Street
Eureka CA 95501

Ph: 707-268-8680

Main Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Recology Arcata

30 South G Street
Arcata CA. 95521

Ph: 707-822-0304

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Samoa Processing Center

555 Vance Avenue
Samoa, CA. 95564

Ph: 707-441-1043