Garbage, Recycling and Waste Reduction

Effective May 1, 2015, Arcata Garbage is offering two new programs:  

1) Twice a year pick up of bulky items at no cost
2) Curbside green waste pick up at the low rate of only $4/month.

 For more information click here!


Arcata's Reusable Bag Ordinance went into effect on Saturday, February 1, 2014.  Click here for complete information. 


About the program

The City continues to support waste reduction through Garbage, Recycling and Waste Reduction Programs which provide curbside trash and recycling pickup and yard waste processing. Program goals are identified in the City of Arcata Source Reduction and Recycling Plan and Household Hazardous Waste Plan. Recognizing the effort Arcata residents and businesses make to reduce their waste, the City strives to provide you with the information you need to divert green waste, construction debris, hazardous waste and recycling away from landfills.