Landscaper or Gardener

The Best Management Practices (BMPS) below can help your business prevent pesticides, yard waste and other pollutants from entering storm drains and local waterways. Follow these steps to make sure your business is in compliance:
  • Review BMPs for the landscaping industry.
  • Select the BMPs and resources below that are right for your business.
  • Share the appropriate BMP resources with your employees.
For information on non-toxic alternatives in landscaping, view the City of Arcata Pesticide Reduction Plan (PDF)


To compost yard waste from your business, City of Arcata businesses and residents can drop green waste at Wes Green Landscaping at no charge, upon presentation of a current Arcata Recology bill and picture ID. Limit is 24 1-yard drops in a calendar year.
  • Wes Green Company
    6360 West End Road (First left east of the railroad tracks)
    Arcata, CA 95521
    Phone: 707-822-8035


Compost bins are also available to businesses and residents within Arcata city limits at a cost of $35. Proof of residency is a City of Arcata water bill/receipt or rental contract/receipt. Business must also provide a completed Business Request Form.  For tips on composting, view the brochure Backyard Composting Made Easy (PDF).