Hello Santa Rosa!
All of us at Recology are genuinely excited to be a part of the Santa Rosa community as your recycling, compost, and garbage collection service provider. Recology has served communities in Northern California for almost 100 years and is now providing service to much of the West Coast. Our rallying cry is “WASTE ZERO”, and we strive to find the best and highest use of all materials we collect. This philosophy conserves resources, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and diverts material away from landfills. We have a team of Waste Zero Specialists ready to assist your business or multi-family complex with recycling and composting programs. Learn more.
In Santa Rosa, we provide collection services for residential and commercial compost, recycling, and garbage.
Curbside collection of holiday trees will take place December 26th – January 6th on your service day. After these dates, trees can be cut to fit inside your green cart with the lid closed, for collection on your regular service day. Drop-off available: Sonoma County Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, December 26th – January 12th.
Santa Rosa residents also have a convenient way to recycle household batteries. Just collect your batteries in a zip lock bag and place them ON your blue recycling cart after you set it out for collection. We’ll pick them up at the curb, it’s that simple!
Recycling Motor Oil and Filters
Do you change your own oil? We will take your motor oil and filters too. Just give us a call to get a kit delivered. Learn more about the correct places to dispose of your waste.
Kitchen Countertop Pails
Pick up a kitchen countertop Pail to make it easier to compost your food scraps. Please visit our Recology Sonoma Marin offices at 3400 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa, M-F, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM, to pick up your pail.
Recology provides monthly street sweeping services within Santa Rosa city limits to ensure that streets are clean and safe for residents and visitors. Street sweeping improves the cleanliness of Santa Rosa’s streets and is essential to stormwater pollution prevention. This service prevents unwanted materials from flowing into the storm drains, polluting creeks, and causing backups and flooding.
Know your sweep day
Knowing your street sweeping day is essential for our trucks to have full access when sweeping your neighborhood. Please park cars in your driveway or in another area on your sweep day to help us keep Santa Rosa’s streets and creeks cleaner. Visit the schedule tab on this page to find your sweeping day by inputting your service address in the calendar. If you have any questions about our street sweeping program in Santa Rosa, please do not hesitate to call customer service at 1.800.243.0291.
Recology Cares Program
We are pleased to offer our Recology Cares program.
Through this program, households in Santa Rosa may be eligible for a 15% discount on their Recology bill. Participation in the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) CARE program automatically qualifies you for the Recology Cares program.
Simply mail or email us a copy of your most current PG&E bill showing participation in their CARE program. Discount will be applied to the billing cycle in which the documentation is received. The name and address on your PG&E account must match the name and address on your Recology account. Please note that you may be asked to verify annually.
We work closely with city and state governments to ensure that our shared sustainability goals are made possible in Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino Counties. The most impactful pieces of recycling legislation are AB 341 and more recently, AB 1826.
AB 341 – Commercial Recycling
California Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) mandates recycling for all businesses that generate more than 4 cubic yards of solid waste per week, and multifamily dwellings of 5 units or more. AB 341 is designed to reduce GHG emissions in the state by 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Businesses and property owners are able to subscribe to recycling services to comply. Property owners of a commercial business or multifamily residential dwelling may also require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance.
AB 1826 – Commercial Organics
In October 2014, California passed Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826), mandating commercial establishments arrange for an organics recycling program. Organics include both food scraps and yard trimmings.
Effective January 1, 2019 businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week must arrange for compost services.
The goal of this legislation is to avoid sending organic materials to landfills, therefore conserving resources and combating climate change.