Tours - Recology Sonoma Marin
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Welcome to Recology Sonoma Marin’s new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)!

This 85,000 square foot facility is where many of the blue recycling bin materials from 13 communities in Sonoma and Marin Counties are sorted and processed. Inside the new facility, recyclables are separated by revolutionary equipment like optical sorters that help us remove contaminants before they’re hand-sorted by our team of recycling sorters. The facility processes around 400 tons of materials every day and has predicted a recovery rate of 85 percent for materials collected.

Know Before You Go

Want to see it for yourself? We’d love to give you a tour to show you what happens to your recyclables after our trucks collect them. Please wear closed-toe sturdy shoes. We will provide safety vests and hard hats. Those 15 years of age or older can participate, with minors under 18 years of age requiring a parent or guardian signed permission slip.

Please note that this is a working industrial facility with potential hazards and your safety is our top priority. It is important that you are able to walk up/down multiple stairs unassisted and stand/walk for at least 60 minutes. For large groups, please contact to book a private tour.

NOTE: PACEMAKER WARNING: There is a strong magnet on the tour path that may affect pacemakers. It is critical that you inform us if you have a pacemaker.  

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Recent Press

Interested in learning more about the facility? Check out recent press:

Recology opens $35M advanced recycling center in Santa Rosa, KTVU, FOX2, Jan. 25, 2024

Recology to open new California MRF, Recycling Today magazine, Jan. 26, 2024

New $35 million Santa Rosa recycling facility claims 166 percent increase in trash sorting rate, North Bay Business Journal / Press Democrat, Jan. 26, 2024

Revolutioning Recycling? Recology’s new high-tech facility in Santa Rosa, The Sonoma County Gazette, Jan. 26, 2024

Recology to open new California MRF, Waste Today magazine, Jan. 26, 2024

Recology opens new $35M recycling facility in Santa Rosa,, Jan. 26, 2024

Human hands help at new Recology recycling facility, Bay City News,, Jan. 26, 2024