The City of Eureka adopted a Mandatory Garbage and Recycling Collection ordinance on June 3, 2008. The ordinance includes exclusions for households which can demonstrate that they legally recycle and/or compost virtually all solid waste so that no unsanitary condition, hazard to health, or public nuisance will arise upon the premises owned, managed or controlled by the household if it is not provided with collection and disposal services. All persons claiming this exclusion shall complete and sign this Declaration ONCE PER YEAR stating that they legally recycle and/or compost virtually all their solid waste in conformance with the ordinance. The City of Eureka retains the right to change, modify, and/or amend this program at any time as required by local and state regulations.
You may apply for an exclusion from mandatory curbside service if you legally recycle, compost and divert out of the landfill virtually all of your property's solid waste. This program is overseen by the City of Eureka Community Services Department. We accept applications year-round for new participants or late applicants. Please note, if you are a recurring exemption and submit past the deadline, you may be responsible for Recology fees for the period of lapse in exemption.