Residential Cardboard Recycling

Sonoma County Resource Recovery, the Town's waste hauler has five locations for residents to drop off oversized or excess cardboard free of charge. The blue cardboard dumpsters are for cardboard only -- no trash or other recyclable materials will be accepted. 

Please break down and flatten your cardboard boxes to optimize space in the bins.

The cardboard dumpsters will be available year-round at the following locations:

  • Bluebird Center parking lot, 25 Bluebird Drive
  • Windsor Unified School District schools:
    • Brooks Elementary School at 750 Natalie Drive
    • Cali Calmécac Language Academy at 9491 Starr Road
    • Mattie Washburn Elementary School at 75 Pleasant Avenue
    • Windsor Middle School at 9500 Brooks Road South

Other ways to dispose cardboard, from ZeroWasteSonoma: "A better option than recycling cardboard is to give it a second life through reuse. Consider listing cardboard boxes and packaging/shipping supplies on platforms like NextDoor, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and BoxGiver to reuse these materials."

For additional recycling needs, visit Sonoma County Resource Recovery at or Zero Waste Sonoma at