Garbage, Recycling & Composting


The City of Petaluma contracts with Recology for recycling, organics, and solid waste services.

The company has a well-organized website with information on everything from how to pay your bill to how to cut your household waste.

Please contact Recology directly with questions or concerns about schedule changes, billing, and other matters related to the services they provide and/or your account. They are experts in this field and have access to your account, so please give them a chance to answer your questions.

Tel: (800) 243-0291

If there is an issue they are unable to resolve to your satisfaction, or if there is an issue of which you believe City staff should be aware, please fill out the form below and someone will reach out to you.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Toxic Waste Disposal

Free e-Waste and toxic disposal is available through Zero Waste Sonoma and Clean Harbors Environmental Services by appointment. To schedule an appointment please contact Clean Harbors at (707) 795-2025. More info is available on the Zero Waste Sonoma website.

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is open every week for free drop-off of toxics from Sonoma County residents.

Bring your ID to prove residency.

Location: 500 Mecham Road, Petaluma
Appointment: Not required
Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 7:30 am-2:30 pm.

Garbage, Recycling, and Composting Laws

Businesses creating more than 4 cubic yards of garbage, recycling, or compost are required by State law to participate in recycling and composting programs.  Multifamily complexes are required to participate in recycling programs but are not required to compost food waste.

For more information about the requirements for recycling, composting and other State requirements please visit Zero Waste Sonoma's website.

For information about composting at home, please visit this page.

photo of waste removal

The City of Petaluma is part of Zero Waste Sonoma. We are working hard to support zero waste initiatives.

Close window