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Waste Disposal, Refuse, Recycling

Free E-Waste and Toxic disposal is available through Sonoma County Waste Management by appointment. To schedule an appointment please contact Sonoma County Waste Management Agency at (707) 795-2025. The Household Toxics Facility at the Central Disposal Site at 500 Mecham Road, Petaluma, CA is open to residents Thursday – Saturday from 7:30AM – 2:30 PM no appointments necessary. For more information visit:


The City of Petaluma utilizes the services of Petaluma Refuse and Recycling, part of the Ratto Group of Companies. They handle waste disposal, refuse collection, lawn waste collection, street sweeping, debris boxes, and recycling (the blue containers!) services.




Here is a link to their web site. You will find information including schedules, billing information.


Link to the 2015 Recycling Guide


or, link to the "What Goes in the Blue Cart," to see what can be put into the blue recycling containers.


Contact Information

11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4303
fax: 707.206.6034
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Thursday

Director, Public Works and Utilities
Dan St. John, F.ASCE
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4546
Fax: 707.206.6034

Deputy Director,

City Engineer/Flood Plain Administrator
Curt Bates, P.E
phone: 707.778.4311
fax: 707.206.6034

Airport Manager, Bob Patterson
601 Sky Ranch Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4404
fax: 707.778.4405
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sat. & Sun. 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
After Hours Service:
Fee: $25.00
Call Bob Patterson at 707.753.1166

Transit Manager, Jared Hall
555 North McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4460
fax: 707.776.3799