Agency staffing is limited due to the quickly evolving situation with COVID-19. We ask for your patience in returning emails and phone calls at this time. Certain programs and events held by the Agency and our partners are canceled. Please go to this page for the most recent updates.

Program changes and updates due to COVID-19

The Zero Waste Sonoma office is closed, and Agency staff are working from home. We will be checking email and voicemail, but please be patient if there are delays. Please check this page or our Agency's social media; staff will post updates as information is released.

Services and events


Not Canceled

Hauling services and Sonoma County Refuse Disposal Sites

Hauling companies

Hauling companies operating in Sonoma County will continue to provide residential and commercial curbside pickup services. Please see below for changes.

County Refuse Disposal Sites

Sonoma County Refuse Disposal Sites remain open, including self-haul. Please check back here or the Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works website for updates.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility located at Central Disposal Site and managed by Zero Waste Sonoma will remain open for residents on Thursdays and Fridays ONLY. The HHW Facility will be closed on Saturdays through any shelter-in-place orders.

HHW services for businesses will be temporarily unavailable until April 7.

Donate food and compost food scraps

Whether you are a restaurant, grocery store, or residential household, please consider donating edible food. Multiple organizations across the County are available for drop-off or pick-up donations.

Food recovery volunteers are needed. Many existing volunteers are stepping back because they are older and/or are afflicted with conditions that may make them more susceptible to COVID-19. If you would like to volunteer and help distribute food to vulnerable populations during this time, please contact a food recovery organization near you.

If you must discard food, please remember to place it in your green cart or dumpster for composting instead of the trash.

Stay informed in your community

As with any emergency, it is important to heed precautions and stay informed. If you are not already subscribed, we strongly recommend signing up for Nixle and SoCo Alerts through the County's emergency notification systems.