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Appliances

Fine for illegal disposal

$250 to $1,000 for the first conviction for dumping any items illegally. Fines increase for subsequent convictions, illegal disposal by a business, or quantities in excess of one cubic yard.

The penalty also can include a requirement that the person convicted of dumping must remove the dumped materials, or pay to have them removed.

See California Penal Code 374-3 for complete details.

Fines for illegally dumping tires are significantly higher than fines for illegally discarding other materials. They may range from $500 to $10,000 per day per violation.

Cost of legal disposal: Approximately Free-$20*

Examples include:

  • Air conditioners
  • Refrigerators & freezers
  • Water coolers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Hot water heaters
  • Microwaves, ovens & stoves
  • Residential furnaces
  • Trash compactors
  • Washers/dryers
  • Water softeners
  • Oil-filled radiators

Sample options for legal disposal:

Appliances are banned from landfill disposal. Recycling is provided at all Refuse Disposal Sites for a fee of $10 for non-freon appliances and $20 for freon appliances.*

All Refuse Disposal Sites accept appliances for a fee.

Cream's Dismantling and Scrap, Inc.
3615 Copperhill Lane
Santa Rosa (707) 546-7553
M-F 8-5, Sa 9-3. Drop-off: all kinds of freon and non-freon appliances. For large quantities, call first (707) 546-5638 or (707) 546-7553.

Enviro Salvage & Towing
175 Scenic Avenue
Santa Rosa (707) 585-2448
M-F 8-4:30 & Sa.by appointment. Drop-off: all kinds of freon and non-freon appliances; call first.

Global Materials
Recovery Services

3899 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa (707) 586-6666 or 585-8246
Mon-Sat 7-5, Sun 8-5. Drop-off & fee.

PG&E Refrigerator & Freezer Cash-Back Program
(800) 299-7573
Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 7:30-3:30. Pickup & buyback:
working refrigerators and
freezers (PG&E customers only).

ReStore Habitat for Humanity
1201 Piner Road, Suite 500 @ Industrial Drive
Santa Rosa, CA (707) 568-3228
Tu-Sa 9-5.  Drop-off and pickup (donation requested for pickup): working appliances newer than 7 years old. Charitable receipts issued for donations.

West Coast Metals, Inc.
470 Caletti Road
Windsor (707) 838-9731
Mon-Sa 7-3:30. Drop-off & fee:
non-freon appliances only.

Windsor Materials Recovery Facility
590 Caletti Avenue
Windsor (877) 698-8473
Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30. Drop-off, pickup
& fee: all kinds.

For a complete list of drop-off and pick up options, view the Recycling Guide online at www.recyclenow.org

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Building Materials or Construction and Demolition Material

Cost of legal disposal: Free drop-off for most materials separated for recycling.

Sample options for legal disposal:

Construction and demolition material – including cardboard, recyclable wood, scrap metal and yard debris – are banned from landfill disposal. Recycling for these items is provided at all Refuse Disposal Sites.

Mixed construction and demolition material drop-off options: Some companies accept mixed loads of construction and demolition debris, including asphalt, cardboard, carpet padding, ceramic toilets, concrete, lumber end-cuts, scrap metal, sheetrock and yard debris. Materials are sorted and recycled for you.

Global Materials
Recovery Services
(Construction & Demolition
Recycling Facility)
3899 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa (707) 586-6666
Mon-Sat 7-5, Su 8-5. Drop-off , pickup & fee: all kinds; call for quote.

Windsor Materials Recovery Facility
590 Caletti Avenue
Windsor (877) 698-8473
Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30. Drop-off, pickup
& fee: all kinds.

Other drop-off options for building materials separated by type include:

Healdsburg Transfer Station
(Recycling & reuse)
166 Alexander Valley Road
Healdsburg (707) 433-0321
Mon-Sat 8-4. Drop-off: All kinds. Charitable receipts issued for donations.

Heritage Salvage Petaluma
1473 Petaluma Boulevard, S.
Petaluma (707) 762-6277
Mondays by appointment, Tu-F 9-5, Sa 10-4. Drop-off & pickup: Good condition for resale; call first or email yard@heritagesalvage.com.

ReStore Habitat for Humanity
1201 Piner Road, Suite 500 @ Industrial Drive
Santa Rosa, CA (707) 568-3228
Tu-Sa 9-5.  Drop-off and pickup: new, surplus and salvaged building materials including doors & windows, plumbing, electrical, working appliances newer than seven years old, cabinets, sinks, tubs, toilets and flooring. Charitable receipts issued for donations.

Santa Rosa Tool Library
642 5th Street
(707) 576-0590
Tu-F 5-7, Sa 9-2. Drop-off: hand and power tools in working condition that are ready to use. No gas or pneumatic powered tools. The Santa Rosa Tool Library provides tools for home repair, landscaping and automotive work, free of charge. Visit the web site for instructions. Charitable receipts issued for donations.

Sonoma Compost Company
at Central Disposal Site
550 Mecham Road
Petaluma (707) 664-9113
Retail sale hours: Mon-Sat 7-3
Drop-off & fee: lumber (unpainted and non-pressure treated), plywood, fencing & pallets.

Sonoma Transfer Station
(Recycling & reuse)
4376 Stage Gulch Road
Sonoma (707) 996-5423
Mon-Sat 7-2:30. Drop-off: all kinds.

West Coast Metals, Inc.
470 Caletti Road
Windsor (707) 838-9731
Mon-Sa 7-3:30. Drop-off: usable metal building parts (aluminum windows, I-beams, metal doors, plumbing fixtures, etc.)

Windsor Materials Recovery Facility
590 Caletti Avenue
Windsor (877) 698-8473
Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30. Drop-off
& fee: (commercial loads only) all kinds.

For a complete list of drop-off and pick up options, view the Recycling Guide online at www.recyclenow.org

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Electronics

Cost of legal disposal: Free drop-off at most locations.

Examples include:

  • TVs
  • Office equipment
    (telephones, fax machines, copiers, etc.)
  • Kitchen appliances
    (blenders, toaster ovens, coffee makers without glass pots, etc.)
  • Household
    & bath appliances
    (hair dryers, irons, curling irons, vacuum cleaners, etc.)
  • Computer equipment
    (computers, laptops, keyboards, printers, scanners, cables, etc.)
  • Consumer electronics
    (tape players, VCRs, stereo equipment, radios, PDAs, cell phones, etc.)

Sample options for legal disposal:

Electronic devices are banned from landfill disposal. Electronics recycling is provided at all County Refuse Disposal Sites.

Curbside recycling for small household electronic devices:
Small household electronic devices not larger than 2 feet in any dimension can be recycled in the blue single-stream recycling cart in Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and the unincorporated area. Do not put any items with a screen or monitor in the blue single-stream recycling cart.

Drop-off options:
Unless otherwise noted, the following organizations accept working and non-working equipment:

ANNAPOLIS
Annapolis Transfer Station
33549 Annapolis Road (707) 886-5204
Wed-Sat 8-4. No fee for electronics with video displays (TVs, monitors, laptops) and electronics 25 pounds or less; $20.00 each for large electronics weighing more than 25 pounds.

CLOVERDALE
Goodwill Industries
of the Redwood Empire

792 S. Cloverdale Boulevard (707) 894-5200
Daily 10-6. Drop-off: all kinds.
Charitable receipts issued for
donations.

GUERNEVILLE
Guerneville
Transfer Station
13450 Pocket Rd./Highway 116
(707) 869-3878
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Sat 8-4. No fee for electronics with video displays (TVs, monitors, laptops) and electronics 25 pounds or less; $20.00 each for large electronics weighing more than 25 pounds.

HEALDSBURG
Goodwill Industries
of the Redwood Empire

513 Healdsburg Avenue
(707) 431-8408
Daily 9-5, Drop-off:
all kinds. Charitable receipts
issued for donations.

Healdsburg
Transfer Station
166 Alexander Valley Road
(707) 433-5631
Mon-Sat 8-4. No fee for electronics with video displays (TVs, monitors, laptops) and electronics 25 pounds or less; $20.00 each for large electronics weighing more than 25 pounds.

Redwood Moving & Storage
190 Foss Creek Circle, Suite K
(707) 433-2240
Mon-Fri 8-12 & 1-5.  Drop-off: all kinds.

Salvation Army
200 Lytton Springs Road
(707) 433-7404/(800) 958-7825
Mon-Sat 8:30-5. Drop-off: all
kinds. Charitable receipts
issued for donations.

PETALUMA
Central Disposal Site
500 Mecham Road (707) 565-7940
Mon-Sat 7-3. No fee for electronics with video displays (TVs, monitors, laptops) and electronics 25 pounds or less; $20.00 each for large electronics weighing more than 25 pounds.

Goodwill Industries
of the Redwood Empire

1000 Lakeville Street (707) 778-7485
Daily 9-5. Drop-off: all kinds. Charitable receipts issued for donations.

Staples-Petaluma
207 S. McDowell Boulevard
(707) 762-3131
Mon-Fri 8-9, Sat 9-7, Sun 10-6.  Drop-off and fee (select devices): visit web site for instructions.

ROHNERT PARK
Goodwill Industries of the
Redwood Empire

6591 Commerce Boulevard (707) 585-0300
Daily 9-5, Drop-off: all
kinds. Charitable receipts issued
for donations.

My Storage Space/GREENspot DROPoff, Inc.
6635 Redwood Drive
(707) 703-1058
M-Sa 9:30-6.  Drop-off (select devices): most electronics except kitchen appliances.

Office Depot
321 Rohnert Park Expressway
584-5511
Mon-Fri 8-9, Sat 9-9, Sun 10-6.
Drop-off and fee: computers, printers and accessories, any brand. Small, medium and large size boxes available to fit devices up to 2' x 1.5' x 1.5'.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
5671 Redwood Drive
(707) 584-1579
Mon-Sat 10-4.  Drop-off: all kinds.
Charitable receipts issued for
donations.

SANTA ROSA
Best Buy
1950 Santa Rosa Avenue
545-1078
Mon-Sat 10-9, Sun 10-8. Drop-off and pick up: visit web site for a list of what is accepted in-store, as well as the TV Haul Away program.

Computer Recycling
Center/Computers &
Education

3227 Santa Rosa Avenue (707) 570-1600
Tues-Sat 9-4:30.  Drop-off: working/non-working electronics, all kinds. Pick up: TVs only.

Global Materials
Recovery Services
3899 Santa Rosa Avenue (707) 586-6666
Mon-Sat 7-5, Sun 8-5. Drop-off: working/non-working electronics. Remove toner and ink cartridges; call for quote.

Goodwill Industries of the
Redwood Empire

3535 Industrial Avenue (707) 545-2492 Daily 9-5.
680 Sebastopol Road (707) 570-2392 Daily 9-6.
651 Yolanda Avenue (707) 523-0550 Daily 8-5.
Daily 10-5. Drop-off: working/non-working electronics, all kinds.

Lock It Up Self Storage/GREENspot DROPoff, Inc.
3570 Airway Drive
(707) 523-7007
Daily 9-6.  Drop-off (select devices): most electronics except kitchen appliances.

Love Your Neighbor Public Charity & Thrift Shop
3161 Coffey Lane
(707) 542-0446
M-Sa 10-6.  Drop-off: working/non-working electronics, all kinds. Donated computer systems may be refurbished for reuse.

Office Depot
1960 Santa Rosa Avenue
542-2582
Mon-Fri 8-9, Sat 9-9, Sun 10-6.
Drop-off and fee: computers, printers and accessories, any brand. Small, medium and large size boxes available to fit devices up to 2' x 1.5' x 1.5'.

Redwood Empire Recycling
3400 Standish Avenue
(707) 586-8247 / 586-8249
M-Sa 7-5.  Drop-off: working/non-working electronics, all kinds. Residents only; no businesses.

Redwood Gospel Mission
1821 Piner Road (707) 528-7285
24 hours. Drop-off: all kinds.
Charitable receipts issued for
donations.

Salvation Army
160 Montgomery Avenue
(707) 578-3924/(800) 958-7825
Daily 9:30-7. Drop-off: working/non-working electronics, all kinds. Charitable receipts issued for donations.

SEBASTOPOL

Goodwill Industries Sebastopol Store
6826 Sebastopol Road
(707) 823-3551
M-Sa 9-6, Su 9-5. Drop-off: working/non-working electronics, all kinds.

SONOMA
Sonoma Transfer Station
4376 Stage Gulch Road
(707) 996-6597
Mon-Sat 7-3. No fee for electronics with video displays (TVs, monitors, laptops) and electronics 25 pounds or less; $20.00 each for large electronics weighing more than 25 pounds.

WINDSOR

Office Depot
6400 Hembree Lane, #100
837-9488
Mon-Fri 8-9, Sat 9-9, Sun 10-6. Drop-off and fee: computers, printers and accessories, any brand. Small, medium and large size boxes available to fit devices up to 2' x 1.5' x 1.5'.

West Coast Metals, Inc.
470 Caletti Road (707) 838-9731
Mon-Sat 7-3:30. Drop-off & fee:
working/non-working large
metal copiers only; no small
plastic copiers.

For a complete list of drop-off and pick up options, view the Recycling Guide online at www.recyclenow.org

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Household hazardous waste

Examples include: Pesticides, Cleaners, Auto Fluids, ETC.

Cost of legal disposal: Free for households. Fees for businesses.

Sample options for legal disposal:

There are three options for toxics disposal from residents:

  1. Household Toxics Facility at the Central Disposal Site (500 Mecham Rd., Petaluma)
  2. Community Toxics Collections
  3. Toxic Rover Pickup Service

For details and a schedule of Community Toxics Collections, view the Recycling Guide online at www.recyclenow.org


Mattresses

Cost of legal disposal: Free for reusable mattresses or $20 fee for non-reusable mattresses *

Sample options for legal disposal:

All County Refuse Disposal Sites accept
mattresses for a fee.

Global Materials Recovery Services
3899 Santa Rosa Avenue
(707) 586-6666/585-8246
M-Sa 7-5, Su 8-5. Drop-off and fee: any size mattress.

Salvation Army Healdsburg
200 Lytton Springs Road (707) 433-3334 or 800-728-7825 Daily 8:30-5.
160 Montgomery Avenue (707) 578-3924 or 800-728-7825
Daily 9:30-7. Drop-off and pick up: mattresses and box springs, all sizes; reusable condition only, no stains.

For a complete list of drop-off and pick up options, view the Recycling Guide online at www.recyclenow.org

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Televisions

Cost of legal disposal: Free

Sample options for legal disposal:

See Electronics and Bulky Item Pick up sections for options.

Tires

Fine for illegal disposal

Fines for illegally dumping tires are significantly higher than fines for illegally discarding other materials. They may range from $500 to $10,000 per day per violation.

Cost of legal disposal:

$5 each. Passenger tires (16” wheel size or less)
$10 each. Truck tires (17” to 24” wheel size) *

Sample options for legal disposal:

Tires are banned from landfill disposal and cannot be discarded in curbside garbage collection.

All Refuse Disposal Sites accept tires for a fee. Transport up to nine used or waste tires at one time.

Transporting more than nine tires requires a special registration permit, which can be requested by calling Sonoma County Environmental Health at (707) 565-6565.

You can also contract with a permitted waste tire hauler.

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* All fees are subject to change without notice


For more information, see the Recycling Guide in the Sonoma County AT&T Yellow Pages® or visit www.recyclenow.org or call the Eco-Desk (707) 565-DESK(3375).

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