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  • Compost and recyclable wood can be disposed of at any Sonoma County Refuse Disposal Site, but until further notice, retail sales of municipal compost and recycled wood is no longer available.
  • Republic Services of Sonoma County, Inc. operates a large central landfill, located outside of Petaluma as well as four smaller transfer stations, located in Annapolis, Guerneville, Healdsburg, and Sonoma.
  • Located at the Central Disposal Site, the Household Toxics Facility is open every week for free drop-off of toxics from Sonoma County residents. Bring your ID to prove residency.
  • With nearly 24 million cubic yards of solid waste in place, the Central Disposal Site produces about 2,500 standard cubic feet/minute (scfm) of landfill gas. This gas is collected from 150 collection wells and transported through 4 miles of pipeline to the landfill gas-to-electricity facility and to the landfill gas-to-vehicle fuel pilot project.
  • Recyclables such as scrap metal, cardboard, glass, metal and plastic containers, and newspaper can be conveniently unloaded at the recycling drop-off center, conveniently located at the Central Landfill on Mecham Road outside of Petaluma.
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Central Landfill
500 Mecham Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
38.301624, -122.745827

Zero Waste Sonoma

Zero Waste Sonoma


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