Information from the Solid Waste Department



Due to a change in state waivers, effective January 1, 2021 California regulations require treated wood waste to be handled as a fully regulated hazardous waste and can no longer be diposed in Class II or Class III landfills. The transfer sites in Trinity County are not permitted as hazardous waste disposal facilities and cannot accept this waste. For questions regarding disposal of treated wood waste, contact the Department of Toxic Substances Control at 
TWW is any wood treated with chemical preservatives to protect from insects and decay.
This includes (but is not limited to) items such as:

  • Fence posts, Guardrails and Pilings,
  • Sill plates, Decking and Railroad ties,
  • Landscape timbers, Patio wood/posts

Transfer Sites (updated 5/12/2020)
Effective immediately, Used Oil and Filters recycling is open at Weaverville, Hayfork, Trinity Center, Junction City, Burnt Ranch and Ruth transfer sites. Other recycling areas previously closed remain unavailable at this time.

Weaverville: electronics waste, oily products, appliance, refrigerator and tire areas will be closed until further notice, leaving only brush, inert, fence wire and general metal open.
The Recycle Area that contains batteries, fluorescent tubes, sharps and paper recycling are closed until further notice.
All sites: Please try to limit your waste disposal to household trash at this time.

The Solid Waste Office will be closed to the public until further notice. Correspondence and payments can go in the drop box that is on the side of the building. Office staff will be available by phone at 623-1326, by fax at 623-5015, or by email to Payments may also be made online by credit card at

Residential pick-up clients: Effective immediately all trash needs to be bagged, tied and secure with no loose trash in cans or we will not be able to service your account.

Except as listed above, all transfer sites are open per their usual schedules.

Please call 530-623-1326 x 199 for a recorded message to check status of the transfer sites.

If we miss your service due to weather conditions, residential customers have the option of setting out extra containers matching up to their regular service the following week or calling the office to receive a credit on their account. Commercial customers should contact Dispatch at 530-623-1326 x112 for information.