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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Residential: Household Toxics Facility

Household Toxics Facility
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Resources for toxics disposal

Recycling Guide Toxics Disposal Page (PDF: 465 kB)
Despojo de productos tóxicos del hogar (PDF: 453 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

Recolección de desperdicios tóxicos para el norte del Condado de Sonoma (PDF: 1.33 MB)

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.

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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.

household toxicsLocated 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 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019.

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