Solid Waste Services

The City of Healdsburg has an exclusive franchise agreement with Recology Sonoma Marin to provide solid waste, recycling and compost service to residents and businesses.

Can and Bottle Recycling

You can receive the California Redemption Value (CRV) from aluminum, glass, and plastic beverage bottles through an immediate check from the Recycle Zone located in the northwest corner of the City Hall parking lot at 410 Grove Street.  They are open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

What is accepted, the condition and the amount of material allowed are described here.

At the bottom of that page is a map, which will show you other locations in Sonoma County and provide a link to the operator and the rates for redemption.

Residential and Commercial Rates 

Recology provides weekly curbside collection for landfilled garbage, recyclables and compost. Rates are based on the size of your landfilled garbage can. Recycling and compost are free of charge. For more information on rates and extra service, visit Recology Healdsburg 

Landfill Diversion 

To find out how to properly dispose of recycling, compost, landfilled garbage, hazardous waste and other items, visit: 

Zero Waste Sonoma

Landfill, Recycling, Compost Bins

Commercial, Non-Profit and Institutions

California has passed several laws on businesses and institutions mandating landfill diversion. 

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling - AB 1826 

Requires businesses to divert all organic material include yard debris, food waste, wood waste, and food soiled paper from going to landfill. Impacted businesses can donate excess food, subscribe to compost service, or compost on-site. Visit CalRecycle for more information. 

Mandatory Commercial Recycling - AB 341

Requires commercial properties that generate four (4) cubic yards or more of solid waste per week or multifamily dwellings with five (5) units or more to enroll in recycling service. Visit CalRecycle for more information.

Residents and Businesses

SB 1383:Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

This law expands upon the requirements of AB 341: Mandatory Commercial Recycling and AB 1826: Mandatory Commercial Organics. However, SB 1383 is unique in that it impacts residents in addition to businesses, and it requires some businesses to donate excess edible food to feed people in addition to diverting organic materials from the garbage. As the most aggressive waste reduction law to be adopted in California for the past 30 years, SB 1383 includes significant penalties for non-compliance.