Trash & Recycling

The City of Sebastopol contracts with Recology for solid waste, recyclable and compostable materials collections as well as street sweeping services.  The current contract was approved on December 5, 2008 and will end at midnight on December 31, 2023.

The City is also a member of the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency.  The agency, comprised of the nine incorporated cities in Sonoma County as well as the County of Sonoma is responsible for the development, operation and management of the county's recycling programs. 

An additional effort the City is participating in is the Sonoma County/City Solid Waste Advisory Group (SWAG).  This effort is focused on developing long term strategies for addressing Sonoma County's waste management needs.


New Recycling & Redemption Center NOW Open in the Community Church of Sebastopol Parking Lot

The new Beverage Container Recycling Pilot Program has come to Sebastopol. A new recycling kiosk housed in a shipping container is now open at the north end of town in the Community Church of Sebastopol parking lot at 1000 Gravenstein Hwy N.
The recycling and redemption center is operational as of Monday, March 14, 2022 and business hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10am to 2pm. Customers can bring their cans and bottles, separated by material type, to be weighed onsite, with max of 25lbs each of plastic and aluminum containers, and up to 250lbs of glass containers accepted per customer per day. Bagged materials will be inspected and weighed on site with state certified scales. Payments will be issued via printed check or Venmo and a 10% shrinkage fee will be deducted from the total beverage container deposit reimbursement. A rechargeable battery (similar to what powers RV equipment) will power the recycling center electronics to begin, and a solar power component may be installed at a later date.
This program was made possible through the partnership between the City of Sebastopol, the Community Church of Sebastopol, grocery stores, Zero Waste Sonoma, and the recycler Petaluma Recycling Center (a program of United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay).

Useful Links

Waste Management and Recycling

Garbage Pickup

Street Sweeping


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