About Us

Zero Waste Sonoma is the public name of the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA). Establish in 1992 as the joint powers authority (JPA) for the unincorporated area and nine cities and towns in Sonoma County, Zero Waste Sonoma is the local government entity for all things related to Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), organics municipal composting, public education, and planning for recycling and solid waste disposal. Zero Waste Sonoma helps the residents and businesses of Sonoma County reduce, reuse, recycle, and discard all materials in the safest and most environmentally responsible way possible.

Zero Waste Sonoma is governed by a board made up of representatives from each of the ten jurisdictions.

We hope that this website will serve as your go-to resource for answering your questions. Alternatively, download our free Zero Waste Guide (which is also available in Spanish).

Please submit any questions, concerns, or suggestions by emailing zerowastesonoma@sonoma-county.org or calling our Eco-Desk at 565-DESK (3375). If you do not reach staff immediately, please allow one to two business days for a response. Our offices are located at 2300 County Center Drive, Suite B-100, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

Please note:

We are not a hauling company. For a list of garbage haulers servicing your area, please see the "Who's My Waste Hauler?" page. Their service representatives can help you change your service level, exchange curbside carts, or answer billing questions.