The Idyllwild grinding facility will be closed Mondays from Dec. 4, 2017, through April 30, 2018.

Weekday operations will continue on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. daily for lunch.

The facility will resume Monday operations on May 7, 2018.

The facility is located 1 mile south of the Idyllwild Transfer Station on Highway 243.  The grinding facility accepts wood 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 or visit