- Common examples of toxics
- Household Toxics Facility
- Community Toxics Collections
- Toxics Rover Pickup
- Business toxics disposal
- Fluorescent lamps/CFLs
- Household batteries
- Mercury thermostats
- Treated wood
Residential: Household Toxics Facility
Resources for toxics disposal
Pick up free reusable items at the reuse locker
The Household Toxics Facility includes a reuse locker where new and nearly new products--such as cleaning and automotive products --that have been discarded at the facility are made available to the public at no cost for reuse.
Do you need paint for a home improvement project? Paint drop-off and pickup location at the Household Toxics Facility.
If you are looking for free paint for a home improvement project, latex paint collected through the Household Toxics Facility is remixed into five-gallon buckets in four standard colors: off-white, tan, light grey and light green. Recycled paint is given away for free to residents or businesses on a first come, first serve basis.
There are three options for residents to properly dispose of toxics in Sonoma County: the Household Toxics Facility, Community Toxics Collections and Toxics Rover Pick up Service. Options are also available for businesses.
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.
Appointment: Not required
Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 7:30 am-2:30 pm. Please note that the Household Toxics Facility will be closed December 19, 2014 – January 2, 2015.
Location: Central Disposal Site (Bldg. 5), 500 Mecham Rd., Petaluma
- Take Hwy. 101 to the Cotati off-ramp
- Take Hwy. 116 west toward Sebastopol
- Left on Stony Point S.
- Right on Mecham Rd.
- The Central Disposal Site is located on the right.
- get map »
Transportation & packing: State transportation laws limit each vehicle to a maximum of 15 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of 5 gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material • Never mix chemicals • Place in sealed containers in the trunk, packed to prevent spills • Syringes/needles must be in a sealed and labeled approved container.
Not accepted: Explosives or ammunition • Radioactive materials • Biological wastes (except syringes) • Electronics • Controlled substances
No illegal dumping at the Household Toxics Facility. Unlawful dumping or depositing of hazardous waste is prohibited by law, California Penal Code Section, 374.8 (B), punishable by imprisonment or ﬁnes up to $10,000.
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