The Idyllwild grinding facility will be closed Saturdays from Dec. 5 through May 1. Monday-through-Friday operations will continue with normal operating hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch). The facility will resume Saturday operations May 7.

  The facility is one mile south of the Idyllwild Transfer Station on Highway 243. The grinding facility accepts residential green waste, logs, brush, trees, pine needles and woody waste affected by the bark beetle. Prohibited waste includes household waste, appliances, e-waste, metals, tires and other hazardous, explosive and medical wastes. Customers who use the facility pay a per-ton rate on pre-paid accounts.

  For more information, contact the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at 951-486-3200. Information also is available at and by viewing the facility’s flyer at