Central Disposal Site & Transfer Stations Fee Schedule

Use of disposal sites is limited to residents and businesses in Sonoma County. Payment by cash, check and credit card only. No debit cards. Minimum $25.00 fee on all weighed vehicles. Liquid and hazardous waste are NOT accepted.

Refuse Disposal Sites prohibit the following items in the garbage waste stream:

Appliances
Cardboard
Electronics
Hazardous Waste
Scrap Metal
Mercury Containing Products (including fluorescent lamps)
Sharps
Tires
Recyclable Wood Waste (including treated wood) Yard Debris

According to Sonoma County Code Section 22-24, violation of these bans can result in a $500 fine and/or jail up to 6 months. Additional penalties for violation of Sonoma County Code Sec. 22-7A can result in paying to the county a sum equal to three times the amount of the county standard tipping fee for the total refuse disposed (See Sonoma County Code Sec. 22-25).

Recycling opportunities for these items are provided at County Refuse Disposal Sites, with the exception of hazardous waste, mercury containing products, sharps and treated wood. These special wastes are only accepted at the Household Hazardous Facility at Central Disposal Site.

Landfill

Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule for Central Disposal Site & Transfer Stations–Revised April 1, 2019. Fees are normally changed on April 1 of each year and may change at other times throughout the year without notice. Payment by cash, check and credit card only. No debit cards. Minimum $30.00 per vehicle.
REFUSE: $122.00/ton
All vehicles are weighed.
YARD DEBRIS: $83.50/ton NOTE: Yard Debris Not Accepted at Central Disposal Site only. Clean Yard debris and clean, untreated Wood Waste accepted at all other Transfer Stations.

Tree trunks, leaves, grass, prunings, fruit, vegetables, bread, rice, pasta, eggshells, coffee filters, etc.
No garbage, plastic bags including compostable plastics, poison oak, cactus, palm fronds, pampas grass or bamboo, cooking oil & liquid waste, Sudden Oak Death infested material, dirt or rocks, sod, animal waste, BBQ ashes, tree stumps and cardboard. Tree stumps over 18” in diameter are not accepted.
WOOD WASTE: $83.50/ton NOTE: Yard Debris Not Accepted at Central Disposal Site only. Clean Yard debris and clean, untreated Wood Waste accepted at all other Transfer Stations.

Lumber (unpainted), pallets, plywood, wood siding, chips (no dye added), OSB (oriented strand board)
No painted/stained wood, particleboard, MDF (medium density fiberboard, sawdust.
APPLIANCES

Freon Appliances:


Non-Freon Appliances:


$45.00/appliance that contains(ed) freon


$20.00/appliance without freon


Air conditioners, refrigerators & freezers, water coolers, etc. All food waste must be emptied before drop off.

Dehumidifiers, dishwashers, hot water heaters, microwaves, ovens/stoves, residential furnaces, trash compactors, washers/dryers, water softeners, oil-filled radiator heaters, etc.
ELECTRONICS: No fee for recycling of electronics


Computers (CPUs), TVs, printers, cell phones, answering machines, digital cameras, CD and DVD players, radios kitchen and bath appliances.
MATTRESSES: $30.00 each Mattress or mattress Set. Crib mattresses charge at normal garbage rates.
TIRES: $15.00/tire without rims

$20.00/tire with rims
Passenger vehicle/pickup truck tires only (no large tires or rubber equipment tracks)

Up to 9 tires maximum per load
SMALL MOTOR ITEMS: $20.00 each Engines, chainsaws, lawnmowers or other gas filled items, etc.
Remove gas/oil from motors
and dispose of properly at the Household Toxics Facility or related programs.
PRESSURE TREATED WOOD: $170/ton Treated wood is accepted at the Central Disposal Site ONLY. $170/ton pressure treated, railroad ties, telephone poles (less than 7 feet).

Cover your load. It’s the law.
Local and state laws require garbage being transported in a vehicle to be covered in a manner to prevent dropping or spilling onto roadways. Effective April 1, 2016, a $15 per vehicle uncovered/unsecured load fee will be collected.

County Disposal Sites Operated by Republic Services

Annapolis Transfer Station
3549 Annapolis Rd., Annapolis CA 95412
CLOSED Sunday-Monday-Tuesday
Disposal & Recycling
Wednesday-Saturday 8-4, (707) 886-5204

Central Disposal Site
500 Mecham Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
CLOSED Sundays
Disposal
Monday-Saturday 7-3, (707) 795-1693
Recycling & reuse
Monday-Saturday 7-2:30, (707) 795-3660
Household Toxics Facility (Building #5)
Thursday-Saturday 7:30-2:30, (707) 795-2025

Guerneville Transfer Station
13450 Pocket Canyon Dr./Hwy. 116, Guerneville CA 95446
CLOSED Sun & Wed
Disposal & Recycling
Monday-Tuesday 8-4, Thursday-Saturday 8-4, (707) 869-3878

Healdsburg Transfer Station
166 Alexander Valley Rd., Healdsburg CA 95448
CLOSED Sundays
Disposal
Monday-Saturday 8-4, (707) 433-5631
Recycling & reuse
Monday-Saturday 8-4, (707) 433-0321

Sonoma Transfer Station
4376 Stage Gulch Rd., Sonoma CA 95476
CLOSED Sundays
Disposal & Recycling
Monday-Saturday 7-3, (707) 996-6597

Disposal sites are closed on:

  • Every Sunday
  • New Years Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

How to Visit Disposal Sites

When visiting Refuse Disposal Sites, save time, money, and reduce waste by loading your truck to maximize reuse and recycling.

Quick Tips

  • Use tarps, bungee cords, netting, straps or rope.
  • Put lighter weight items at the bottom of the load.
  • Tie larger items directly to your vehicle.
  • Don’t overload your vehicle.

California State Vehicle Code, Section 23115(a), requires loads to be properly covered.

Sonoma County Code (Section 22-6) requires that all loads be covered when transporting refuse in vehicles on public roadways.

Download a .pdf fact sheet about Securing Your Load. (PDF: 2.57 MB)

Step-by-Step

  1. Securing Your Load Pack your vehicle with garbage first, then reusable and recyclable items towards the back of your vehicle. You'll be unloading your reusable and recyclable items first, then garbage.
  2. Cover your load. It’s the law! Local and state laws require garbage being transported in a vehicle to be covered to prevent spilling onto roadways.

    An additional $15 fee will be added to each load brought to County Refuse Disposal Sites that is not covered or tarped. State law and the Sonoma County Code (Section 22-6) requires that all loads be covered when transporting refuse in vehicles on public roadways.

    Download a .pdf fact sheet about Securing Your Load. (PDF: 2.57 MB)
  3. Free drop-off of recyclables at all Refuse Disposal Sites. Friendly disposal site will staff help you sort your load.
  4. Drop-off reusable items at Refuse Disposal Sites. Central Disposal Site, Healdsburg Transfer Station and Sonoma Transfer Station feature reuse areas where you drop-off at no cost building materials (doors, windows, hardware, furniture, etc.), in addition to items typically accepted at thrift stores.
  5. Pay disposal fees. Notify the cashier if your load contains anything more than household garbage, like yard debris, metal, wood, tires or appliances. Recycling must be segregated from garbage.
  6. Dispose of what’s left. Only items that cannot be reused, recycled or composted should be landfilled.