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Posted on: December 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City Green Waste Drop-Off Program Updates

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During a recent review of the City of Arcata’s Green Waste Drop-Off Program, the Environmental Services Department and Wes Green Landscape Materials identified the need to limit and monitor the amount of green waste each customer can drop off at the Wes Green Landscaping facility at “no charge.”

Due to these findings, the City’s Green Waste Drop-Off Program has been updated with changes going into effect on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 

The updates to the program include:

  1. Recology Arcata customers within the city limits are eligible to drop-off up to 24 cubic yards of green waste annually at “no charge.” Drop-off volumes of less than one full cubic yard will be “rounded up” and counted as use of one cubic yard or one drop-off use on the customer’s account. Once a customer’s account reaches 24 cubic yards in one calendar year, the standard fee of $11 per cubic yard will apply until the annual allotment resets on January 1, 2021.
  2. Recology Arcata customers will need to physically go to Wes Green Landscaping, located at 6360 West End Road in Arcata, with a current Recology Arcata bill and personal ID to re-register for the program in Wes Green’s system. Registration for January 2020 will begin on Sunday, December 1. Customers who no longer have their October Recology bill can expect their current Recology bill to arrive in December 2019.
  3. When registering, a customer may list only two user names per account. Non-listed users are not permitted to drop off green waste at “no charge.” In addition, if customers choose to add a landscaper or landscaping business as an authorized user, green waste material delivered under their account may contain material commingled from other customers, which could reduce the account holder’s overall annual “no charge” allotment.
  4. Registered users must present identification when dropping off green waste at “no-charge.

The City would like to thank all Green Waste Program customers for diverting green waste to the Green Waste Program and contributing to the reduction of material sent to the landfill, and apologizes for the inconvenience that changes to the program may cause.

For more information regarding the City’s Green Waste Program, please email the Environmental Services Department at or call 707-822-8184.

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