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 $15.00 per vehicle at County Refuse Disposal Sites.

Fee schedule

County Refuse Disposal Sites

Rates effective April 1, 2020 | ALL VEHICLES WILL BE WEIGHED

REFUSE/GARBAGE

All vehicles are weighed

$132.00
/ton


Minimum $33.00
fee per vehicle

YARD DEBRIS

All vehicles are weighed

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

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 4 feet in length

$93.00/ton

Minimum $15.00 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

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

$93.00/ton

Minimum $15.00 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


$49.00 each
WITH FREON

$22.00 each
NON-FREON

ELECTRONICS (E-WASTE)

Cell Phones • Computers • Cords • Game Consoles • Laptops • Microwaves • Office Equipment • Printers • Stereos • Tablets • TVs

Not accepted: Appliances • Batteries • Fluorescent lamps

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

No fee

MATTRESSES

Mattress or mattress set, all sizes. Crib-size mattress is Refuse/Garbage$33.00 each set

TIRES

Up to 9 tires maximum per load

Passenger vehicle/pickup truck tires only

Not accepted: Large tires or rubber equipment tracks and tires

$17.00 each
WITHOUT RIMS

$22.00 each

WITH RIMS

PRESSURE TREATED WOOD

Accepted at Annapolis, Central, and Sonoma Transfer Stations ONLY

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

Hazardous waste laws apply.
$183.00/ton

Minimum $33.00 fee per vehicle

SMALL MOTOR ITEMS

Chainsaws • Engines • Small motors • Transmissions • Weed whackers • Battery-operated saws

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

See Household Hazardous Waste

$22.00 each

BOATS AND CAB-OVER CAMPERS

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

Not accepted: Remove appliances and engines$188.00 each

Sheep accepted at Central Disposal Site only. Vehicles must weigh-in before 11A.

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
Disposal Site recycle No milk carton


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

Cardboard

Non-waxed cardboard

X

X

X

Plastic containers

* Bottles (leave caps on) • Containers • 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

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.

Reuse Central

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.

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