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.