Humboldt Recycling

Humboldt Recycling is a full service recycling and CA redemption buy back center.  We are State certified and accept all types of source separated materials for recycling.  We pay current market rates set by the state of CA for all containers which contain the “CA CRV” label.  Please make sure this label is visible when bringing in your containers for redemption.  In addition we pay scrap prices for many other types of metals.

Post Office Box 2812
2585 Central Avenue
McKinleyville, CA 95519
Fax: (707) 839-8064

(707) 839-3285 Office Phone

Hours of Operation

9 AM - 5 PM Monday -Saturday.
9 AM - 4 PM Sunday

We pay for all CA Redemption

We also pay for scrap aluminum, clean aluminum, dirty aluminum, copper, brass, faucet brass, insulated wire, stainless steel, and radiators.

Call For Current Rates

Prices paid for some items may vary as they may be determined by current market value. California Redemption Value paid at the current CRV set by the state.

For a comprehensive list of items we accept at our recycling center please see below.  If you have any questions about specific items please give our office a call.

  • Aluminum

    CA redemption cans (Must be clean and dry), Clean aluminum foil and pie pans

  • Glass

    CA redemption glass (separate by color), Non-redemption glass, bottles, jars, etc. (separate by color), rinse and remove caps (it is not necessary to remove labels)

  • Plastics

    CA redemption #1 PETE bottles (Remove caps), Plastic containers with #1 or #2 inside the triangle (mouth of the container must be smaller than the base), #2 (HDPE) colored plastics (bleach, laundry detergent containers, etc.), #2 (HDPE) milk or water jugs

  • Cardboard

    Corrugated cardboard boxes only (Please flatten), NO WAXED BOXES, NO CHIPBOARD (cereal boxes, soda or beer boxes, etc.)

  • Newspaper

    All inserts can be recycled with the newspaper (please do not insert magazines or catalogues with newspaper. See separate container for these items)

  • Mixed Paper

    Colored paper, White paper, Envelopes (Windowed, plain white, colored, and manilla), Phone books, Computer paper, Junk mail

  • Magazines

    NO PHONE BOOKS (Phone books go with mixed paper)

  • Oil

    Residential drop off only ($0.75 per gallon with a 5 gallon maximum at any given time)

  • Batteries

    Household batteries (No charge), Car batteries (Charge $1.00 per battery)

  • Sharps / Needles

    May be dropped off at no charge but must be contained in an authorized sealed sharps container (available in our office or at any local pharmacy)

  • E-waste

    We take e-Waste for a fee (Fee varies by waste type)

  • Hazardous Waste

    Humboldt Recycling does not accept hazardous waste not mentioned elsewhere on this page. Please contact Humboldt Waste Management Authority in Eureka.