The Idyllwild grinding facility will be closed Mondays starting Dec. 1 through April 30, 2019.

Weekday operations will continue on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.). The facility will resume Monday operations on May 1, 2019.

The facility is 1 mile south of the Idyllwild Transfer Station on Highway 243.

The grinding facility accepts wood waste affected by the bark beetle. Customers who use the facility pay a per-ton rate on pre-paid accounts.

Prohibited waste includes household waste, appliances, e-waste, metals, tires, burned debris and other hazardous, explosive and medical wastes.

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