Sonoma County Refuse Disposal Sites

Sonoma County Refuse Disposal Sites are operated by Republic Services.

LOCATIONS

ANNAPOLIS TRANSFER STATION
33549 Annapolis Rd

Disposal and Recycling
W-Sa 8A-4P | (707) 886-5204

Directions: 5 miles inland off Hwy 1, near Sea Ranch.

CENTRAL DISPOSAL SITE
500 Mecham Rd, Petaluma

Disposal
M-Sa 7A-3P | (707) 795-1693

Recycling and Reuse
M-Sa 7A-3P | (707) 795-3660

Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Th-Sa 7:30A-2:30P | (707) 795-2025

Directions: Hwy 101 to the Cotati
off-ramp; Hwy 116 west toward
Sebastopol; Left on Stony Pt S; right on Mecham Rd.

GUERNEVILLE TRANSFER STATION
13450 Pocket Canyon Dr/Hwy 116

Disposal and Recycling
M-Tu 8A-4P, Th-Sa 8A-4P | (707) 795-1693

Directions: Hwy 116 near Guerneville.

HEALDSBURG TRANSFER STATION
166 Alexander Valley Rd

Disposal and Recycling
M-Sa 8A-4P | (707) 795-1693

Directions: north of Healdsburg, 1/2 mile from Hwy 101.

SONOMA TRANSFER STATION
4376 Stage Gulch Rd, Sonoma

Disposal and Recycling
M-SA 7A-3P | (707) 795-1693

Directions: off Hwy 116, 1/2 mile from Sonoma.

Use of disposal sites is limited to waste generated by residents and businesses in Sonoma County.

Payment by cash, debit, and credit card only. No checks. Disposal sites will be closed on Sundays and on the following dates: New Year's Day • 4th of July • Labor Day • Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Day

Cover your load. It’s the law.

Local and state laws require that garbage and debris being transported by vehicle be covered or secured in a way to prevent dropping or spilling onto roadways. Uncovered/unsecured loads will be charged $18.00 per vehicle at County Refuse Disposal Sites.

Fee schedule

County Refuse Disposal Sites

Rates effective April 1, 2024 | ALL VEHICLES WILL BE WEIGHED

*Private recycling & disposal sites in Sonoma County are listed at the bottom of this page

REFUSE/GARBAGE

All vehicles are weighed

Hot tubs • Furniture • Painted/stained wood • Clothes • Soft plastics like bags and packing pillows • Styrofoam • Lawn furniture • Book cases • Shelves$158.00/ton

Minimum $40.00
fee per vehicle

YARD DEBRIS

All vehicles are weighed

Not accepted at Central Disposal Site

Eggshells • Fruit and peelings • Grass clippings, leaves, and weeds • Landscape prunings • Meat, bones, dairy, and seafood (packaging removed) • Pasta, grains, and bread • Paper plates, bowls, and napkins (no plastic or compostable plastic) • Tea bags, coffee grounds, and paper filters • Tree trunks, branches, and stumps (less than 18 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet long ) Vegetables and peelings • Wood ashes (cold)

Not accepted: Animal/pet waste • Bamboo • BBQ ashes (wood fireplace ashes okay) • Cactus • Cooking oil and liquid waste • Dirt, rocks, or sod • Glass • Manure (from chickens, cows, horses, etc.) • Palm fronds • Pampas grass • Plastics including those labeled biodegradable or compostable • Poison oak • Sudden Oak Death infested material • Tree stumps over 18 inches in diameter or more than 6 feet in length • Blackberry bushes

$112.00/ton

Minimum $40.00 fee per vehicle

WOOD SCRAP

All vehicles are weighed

Accepted ONLY at Annapolis, Healdsburg, Guerneville and Sonoma Transfer Stations

Clean dimensional lumber • OSB (Oriented Strand Board) • Pallets • Plywood • Wood Chips • Wood Siding

Nails and screws do not need to be removed

Not accepted: Painted wood • Stained wood • Particleboard • Sawdust • Pressure-treated wood • Railroad ties

$112.00/ton

Minimum $40.00 fee per vehicle

APPLIANCES

Remove food items

WITH FREON

• Air Conditioners • Dehumidifiers • Freezers • Refrigerators • Water Coolers

NON-FREON

• Air Purifiers • Dryers • Furnaces • Oil-Filled Radiators • Ovens • Stove Tops • Stoves • Trash Compactors • Washers • Water Heaters • Water Softeners • Thermoelectric cooler


$58.00 each
WITH FREON

$27.00 each
NON-FREON

ELECTRONICS (E-WASTE)

Cell Phones • Computers • Cords • Game Consoles • Laptops • Microwaves • Office Equipment • Printers • Stereos • Tablets • TVs • Christmas lights • DVD players • Telephones


Not accepted: Appliances • Batteries • Fluorescent lamps

For a complete list visit, Electronic (E-waste) Disposal

No fee

MATTRESSES

Mattress • Box spring • Futons, all sizes.


Not accepted: Crib-size mattress is Refuse/Garbage
$55.00 per unit

Free at Guerneville Transfer Station

TIRES

Up to 9 tires maximum per load

Tires without rims only. Passenger vehicle/pickup truck tires only

Not accepted: Tires with rims. Large tires or rubber equipment tracks and tires

$20.00 each
WITHOUT RIMS

PRESSURE TREATED WOOD

Not accepted at Guerneville Transfer Station

Treated wood waste (also known as pressure treated wood) • railroad ties • telephone poles (must be less than 7 feet)

Hazardous waste laws apply.
$215.00/ton

Minimum $40.00 fee per vehicle

SMALL MOTOR ITEMS

Chainsaws • Lawn mowers • Engines • Small motors • Transmissions • Weed whackers • Battery-operated saws, power tools

Not accepted: Remove batteries and fluids from motors and dispose of properly

See Household Hazardous Waste

$26.00 each

BOATS AND CAB-OVER CAMPERS

Accepted at Central Disposal Site only
Drop-off before 10A

Not accepted: Remove appliances and engines$220.00 each


Household hazardous waste (HHW) facility at Central Disposal Site only

Household Hazardous Waste Facility for Residents

HHW Facility for Businesses

FREE MATERIAL DROP-OFF

BATTERIES LEAD-ACID

Accepted at Central Disposal Site only

No fee

MOTOR OIL AND FILTERS

Accepted ONLY at Central Disposal Site and Annapolis, Healdsburg, and Guerneville Transfer Stations

No fee

PORCELAIN (Toilets)

Accepted ONLY at Central Disposal Site and Healdsburg, and Sonoma Transfer Stations

Not accepted: Remove metal hardware and seats

No fee

SCRAP METAL

Ferrous metals • Non-ferrous metalNo fee

RECYCLE (GLASS CONTAINERS, CANS, PAPER, AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS)

See chart below as materials accepted vary among sites.

Glass containers • Cans • Paper • Cardboard • Plastic containersNo fee


Recycle drop-off by site

Materials accepted are subject to change; restrictions may apply. Check with on-site attendant.

Central Disposal Site

Healdsburg Transfer Station

Annapolis, Guerneville, and Sonoma* Transfer Stations

Glass containers

Bottles • Jars

X

X

X

Cans

Aluminum, tin and steel/bi-metal cans • Aluminum foil • Aerosol cans empty and without pressure

X

X

X

Paper

Bags (paper only, no plastic) • Cereal boxes • Egg cartons • Envelopes • Junk mail and magazines • Newspaper • Office paper • Packing paper • Phonebooks • Sticky notes • Wrapping paper (non-metallic)

No milk cartons, soy/rice milk cartons, or juice boxes (aseptic packaging)

X

X

Cardboard

Non-waxed cardboard

X

X

X

Plastic containers

* Bottles (leave caps on) • Food Containers #1, 2, and 5 • Clean clear plastic clamshell containers • Cups

No rigid plastics 5-gallon buckets* • Animal carriers • Barrels • Ice chests • Irrigation/plumbing pipe (PVC, HDPE, ASP, Corrugated) • Lawn furniture • Play structures for children • Storage bins/boxes • Plastic toys

X

X

X

5-gallon buckets

X

* Annapolis, Guerneville, and Sonoma Transfer Stations collects mixed recyclables (glass containers, cans, plastic containers, paper, and cardboard

Free drop-off for reusable items at Central Disposal Site

Materials accepted are subject to change. Restrictions may apply. Check with on-site attendant.

CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION RECYCLING FACILITY AT CENTRAL DISPOSAL SITE ONLY

Sorting for recycling provided for mixed construction and demolition debris delivered to Central Disposal Site, including asphalt, cardboard, carpet, ceramic toilets and sinks, concrete, lumber end-cuts, scrap metal, sheetrock, wood and yard debris.

County Refuse Disposal Sites prohibit the following items in the refuse/garbage:

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).

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.

Step-by-Step for securing your load

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

  3. Free drop-off recyclables (see chart above for materials accepted at each site)

  4. Drop-off reusable items at Central Disposal Site

  5. Pay disposal fees.

  6. Dispose of what’s left. Only items that cannot be reused, recycled or composted should be landfilled.

Download resources

The following resources are provided in English and Spanish language. Click on the image to download the .pdf

Private Disposal & Recycling Sites

WINDSOR MATERIAL TRANSFER FACILITY

586 CALETTI AVE., WINDSOR CA

DISPOSAL & RECYCLING

M-Sa 7A-4:30P
707-838-2597

WMTF Facility is not part of the County Refuse Disposal Site system. WMTF accepts refuse, green waste, recycling, scrap metal.

Fees differ at this location please call for pricing 707-838-2597

Payment by cash, debit, and credit card only. No checks

WINDSOR MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY (C&D)

590 CALETTI AVE., WINDSOR CA

C & D DISPOSAL & RECYCLING

M-Sa 7A-4:30P
707-838-2597

WMRF Facility is not part of the County Refuse Disposal Site system. WMRF accepts C & D material separated or mixed.

Fees differ at this location please call for pricing 707-838-2597

Payment by cash, debit, and credit card only. No checks

INDUSTRIAL CARTING

3899 SANTA ROSA AVE., SANTA ROSA, CA

DISPOSAL & RECYCLING

Tu-Sa 8A-3P
707-585-8246

Accepting beverage containers (CRV) and scrap metal

Please call for pricing 707-838-2597

Payment by cash, debit, and Visa, MC, Amex.

INDUSTRIAL CARTING
3899 SANTA ROSA AVE., SANTA ROSA, CA

C & D DISPOSAL & RECYCLING

M-Sa 7A-5P
707-585-8246

Accepting mixed and separated C&D loads, acoustic ceiling tiles, insulation (no asbestos), timber, structural wood, wood shelving, plywood, wood shingles & shakes, pressure treated wood, scrap metal, glass, concrete, dirt, plastic drywall, stucco, cardboard, tree & yard waste

Please call for pricing 707-838-2597

Payment by cash, debit, and Visa, MC, Amex.