The Idyllwild grinding facility will resume Monday operations Monday, May 7.  The facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, (closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch) from May 1 to Nov. 30.

The facility will then close again on Mondays during the winter months (December through April) due to low tonnage volumes and customer participation.

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.

The facility is located at the 5,000-foot marker, 1 mile south of the Idyllwild Transfer Station, on Highway 243.

For more information, contact the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at 951-486-3200 or visit