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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Business: Community Toxics Collections

Community Toxics Collections - For residents and qualified businesses in Sonoma County - By appointment only

Resources for toxics disposal

Recycling Guide Toxics Disposal Page (PDF: 390 kB)
Despojo de productos tóxicos del hogar (PDF: 606 kB)

Household Toxics Facility brochure / Folleto de lugar donde llevar productos tóxicos del hogar  (PDF: 4.49 MB)

HazMobile toxic waste drop-off for northern Sonoma County (PDF: 172 kB)

Recolección de desperdicios tóxicos para el norte del Condado de Sonoma (PDF: 396 kB)

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

Business Hazardous WasteServices are available for businesses that qualify as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators per regulations (CCR Title 22 §66260.10), which are businesses that generate 100 kilograms (27 gallons liquid or 220 pounds solid) or less of hazardous waste per month. The Agency offers two options: the Household Toxics Facility and Community Toxics Collections. There are also options for Sonoma County residents.

Community Toxics Collections for Businesses

Every week there is a toxics collection somewhere in Sonoma County.

Appointment: Appointment required. To make an appointment, download the following forms and fax (707-795-2071, fax) or email toxicsdisposal@cleanharbors.com and attach the completed questionnaire and inventory forms. If you have any questions, please call (707) 795-2025, option 2/ (877) 747-1870.

Appointment line staffed M-F from 8am to 2:30pm or leave a message.

Hours: Tuesdays 4pm-8pm

Forms & fees: Paperwork required. $25 processing fee plus disposal fees based on type and quantity of waste. Download forms here:

  • Fax cover sheet (Microsoft Office Word 97 - 2003 Document: 44 KB)
  • Questionnaire (Microsoft Office Word 97 - 2003 Document: 40.5 KB)
  • Inventory (Microsoft Office Word 97 - 2003 Document: 53 KB)
  • Or download a .pdf of the complete package Business Hazardous Waste In-Take Forms (PDF: 61.2 KB)
  • 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 Toxics Collection event 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.

    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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Community Toxics Collections and HazMobile Drop-off Dates

Locations of Community Toxics Collections will be provided when you schedule your appointment. Call or e-mail toxicsdisposal@cleanharbors.com at least 24 hours prior to the collection event.
January 2016
5
Healdsburg
12
Santa Rosa, NW
19
Sonoma
26
Cloverdale
   
February 2016
2
Santa Rosa, NE
9
Rohnert Park
16
Oakmont
23
Monte Rio
  26 & 27
Sea Ranch HazMobile
March 2016
1
Rincon Valley
8
Petaluma
15
Larkfield
22
Sebastopol
  29
Santa Rosa, NW
April 2016
5
Windsor
12
Sonoma
19
Cloverdale
26
Santa Rosa, SE
  29 &30
Sea Ranch HazMobile
May 2016
3
Guerneville
10
Oakmont
17
Healdsburg
24
Boyes Hot Springs
  31
Larkfield
June 2016
7
Bodega Bay
14
Santa Rosa,
NW
21
Petaluma
24
Point Arena
HazMobile
25
Sea Ranch
HazMobile
28
Kenwood
 
July 2016
5
Cloverdale
12
Santa Rosa,
NE
19
Sonoma
26
Rohnert Park
   
August 2016
2
Windsor
9
Sebastopol
16
Forestville
19 & 20
Sea Ranch
HazMobile
23
Glen Ellen
30
Cotati
September 2016
6
Oakmont
13
Santa Rosa,
NW
20
Healdsburg
27
Sonoma
   
October 2016
4
Cloverdale
11
Larkfield
18
Petaluma
25
Santa Rosa, SE
   
November 2016
1
Guerneville
8
Windsor
15
Oakmont
18 & 19
Sea Ranch
HazMobile
29
Santa Rosa, NE
 
December 2016
6
Sebastopol
13
Kenwood
       

 

 

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency ● 2300 County Center Drive, Suite B-100 ● Santa Rosa, CA 95403