Welcome to Waste Management, serving the communities of Mendocino County (Coastal) and City of Fort Bragg. Our trash, recycle and green waste programs are designed to make trash collection and recycling convenient for you. Recycling and composting help conserve our natural resources as well as reduce pollution of our air and water. Please review the information carefully so together, we can create a cleaner, more sustainable community.
Click here for a Mendocino County (Coastal) and City of Fort Bragg service brochure.
Don’t let your recyclables go to waste!
Recycle right to ensure everything you recycle gets a second life. See how:
Why Recycle Right?
Recycling changed in 2018 when China and other importers of recyclables instituted contamination guidelines. Now if a load of recyclables contains food, liquid or non-recyclables like plastic bags, the entire load risks not being recycled. Also, keep the lid closed to prevent paper from getting wet. Please note, some communities have instituted charges or service changes for customer who contaminate recyclables.
Keep the Lids Closed on Overages
Overloaded carts and bins cause litter in our neighborhoods and attract pests. To fight this blight, many communities have imposed overage charges. If you regularly have more materials than fit it your container, contact us to right size your service.
Tools for You
Below are some tools to help you, your family and/or your co-workers recycle right.
Videos - check them out for quick how-to tips and recycling do's and don'ts. Click here to visit the WM Recycling YouTube Page