City of Arcata Recycling and Solid Waste Universal Collection Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Arcata
Document Title
City of Arcata Recycling and Solid Waste Universal Collection Program
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
All land uses in the City
Document Description
The City of Arcata developed a Universal Mandatory Solid Waste and Recycling Curbside collection program. The program will provide weekly automated solid waste and recycling collect at the curb for all single family residents with a cost saving option for residential households to sign up for a weekly pick up of a 20-gallon garbage tote. Each household will receive a 90-gallon split recycling tote. (1/2 for fiber - paper, magazines, cardboard etc. and half for glass, metal and plastic containers). There will be an opt-out provision for vacant parcels and those who can maintain a zero waste declaration. Multi-family customers will have weekly solid waste service expanded to include recycling collection at all multi-family customers complexes. Complexes will receive one 90-gallon split tote (1/2 for fiber - paper, magazines, cardboard etc. and half for glass, metal and plastic containers) per each 3 to 4 units, or more if needed. Commercial program highlights include expanding weekly solid waste service to include recycling collection at all commercial properties. Each business will be provided with solid waste tote plus up to two 90-gallon split recycling totes at no extra charge. An additional commercial fiber (cardboard, paper) service rate will be based on bin size and frequency of pick up. All customers will have consolidated billing service. For commercial customers account responsibility will be transferred to the property owner to encourage bin sharing and space planning. Individual business billing will be provided when requested and payments are current.

Contact Information

Karen Diemer
Agency Name
City of Arcata
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
The Plan area covers the unincorporated area of the City of Arcata in Humboldt County
Parcel #
All parcels in the incorporated area of the City
State Highways
Jolly Giant, Beith, Grotzman, Campbell, Fickle Hill, Jacoby, Janes Creeks
Other Information
Waterways (cont.): , McDaniel & Ganron Slough, Humbolt Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Recycling/solid waste collection)
Local Actions
Waste Mgmt Program
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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