Every week there is a HHW collection event somewhere in Sonoma County.
Appointment: Appointment required. To make an appointment, download the following forms and fax to (707) 795-2071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and attach the completed questionnaire and inventory forms. If you have any questions, please call the office at (707) 795-2025, cell phone at (707) 364-6927, or toll-free at (877) 747-1870 option 2. Appointment line staffed M-F from 8am to 2:30pm or leave a message. During the COVID-19 pandemic, please allow for extra wait time as participation has increased significantly.
Event Hours: Tuesdays 4P-8P
Forms & fees: Paperwork required. $25 processing fee plus disposal fees based on type and quantity of waste.
VSQG Questionnaire and Inventory Form Download .pdf fillable form
Types of EPA ID Numbers
California Permanent ID Numbers
Businesses that generate waste on an ongoing basis must have a permanent ID, you must complete the required application, DTSC Form 1358. There is no fee to obtain a permanent ID number. It will take approximately 3 to 5 business days to process your application. Remember, if 5 or more tons of hazardous waste will be generated in a calendar year on your permanent ID number, generator fees may be due. Go to the Board of Equalization website
California Temporary ID Numbers
Temporary ID numbers (90-day numbers) are issued to people or businesses that do not generate hazardous waste on an ongoing basis. Temporary ID numbers must now be obtained online. DTSC no longer issues temporary ID numbers by phone, only online to apply for a temporary ID number. There is no fee to obtain a temporary ID number. If you have any questions, please contact DTSC at (800) 618-6942. When you hear the recorded message, press 1 and then 3 to speak to staff. Remember if 5 or more tons of hazardous waste will be generated in a calendar year on a temporary ID number, generator fees apply. Go to the Board of Equalization website
Required: Obtain a California EPA ID Number
State law requires hazardous waste generators to have an EPA Identification Number. All participants of the Business Hazardous Waste Program MUST HAVE an EPA Identification Number to transport hazardous waste to a Community HHW Collection Events for disposal. If all you have is latex paint and/or Universal Waste (Fluorescent tubes/bulbs and other mercury-containing lamps, household batteries, rechargeable batteries, button batteries, thermostats, thermometers, non-empty aerosol cans) you do not need an EPA ID number.
Common questions and answers
Q. What is the process?
A. 1. Download Business Hazardous Waste Disposal Forms from this website.
2. Obtain an EPA Waste ID number (if needed).
3. Submit paperwork by fax or email to receive an appointment and pricing information.
Q. Will this program meet the disposal requirements of regulating agencies?
A. You will receive a receipt of disposal for your records that will satisfy regulatory disposal requirements. Receipts and all records should be kept for a minimum of three years.
Q. If my business generates more than 100 kilograms of one type of waste, but I have only 1 gallon of something else that my regular hauler won’t accept, can I bring it to this program?
A. You must generate less than 100 kilograms of all hazardous wastes to qualify to use this program.
Q. Does using this program mean my business will be inspected for hazardous waste?
A. The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is not a regulatory agency.
Q. Who are the regulatory agencies for my business?
A. Contact the Certiﬁed Uniﬁed Program Agency (CUPA) for your area:
|Healdsburg ||(707) 431-3360 |
|Santa Rosa ||(707) 543-3500 |
|Petaluma ||(707) 778-4390 |
|All other areas ||(707) 565-1152|
Staff safety during COVID-19
For the safety of our staff, follow COVID-19 rules at collection events:
1. Remain in vehicle at all times. Crack window in order to talk to collection event staff.
2. Place materials in trunk of car, not on seats.
3. Everyone in vehicle must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth.