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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Central Disposal Site Overview

Central Disposal Site tipping building

Central Disposal Site
500 Mecham Road
Petaluma, CA 94952

CLOSED Sundays
Disposal
Monday-Saturday 7-3, (707) 795-1693
Recycling & reuse
Monday-Saturday 7-2:30, (707) 795-3660
Household Toxics Facility (Building #5)
Thursday-Saturday 7:30-2:30, (707) 795-2025

Download a .pdf fact sheet About Central Disposal Site (PDF: 60 KB)

Sonoma County’s Central Disposal Site features a full spectrum of waste management programs to serve the 494,285 residents and thousands of businesses in Sonoma County.

The Central Disposal Site integrates reuse & recycling, household hazardous waste management services, yard debris and wood waste, solid waste disposal, along with production of electrical energy from landfill gas in a coordinated system at a single location.

Reuse & recycling center

Free drop-off for reusable items (such as building materials and other items) is offered. The site also offers free drop-off for bottles, cans, plastic containers, rigid plastics, glass and scrap metal. Read more »

Municipal composting

Yard debris and food waste are no longer accepted at the Central Disposal Site. Please bring that material to the Annapolis, Guerneville, Healdsburg, and Sonoma Transfer Stations or you may consider using alternative sites such as Global Materials Recovery Services at 3899 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa 707-586-6666, and the Redwood Landfill Compost Site at 8950 Redwood Highway, Novato 415-892-2851.

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Wood Waste Processing

Wood waste is no longer accepted at the Central Disposal Site. Please bring that material to the Annapolis, Guerneville, Healdsburg, and Sonoma Transfer Stations or you may consider using alternative sites such as Global Materials Recovery Services at 3899 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa 707-586-6666, and the Redwood Landfill Compost Site at 8950 Redwood Highway, Novato 415-892-2851. Read more »

Landfill gas power plant

Methane gas from decomposing garbage is captured to generate electricity at an on-site power plant. Read more »

Household Toxics Facility

The Household Toxics Facility is open every week for free drop-off of toxics from Sonoma County residents and businesses. Read more »

Tipping building

Dispose of what’s left at the tipping building. Disposal fees apply. Read more »

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