Household & Business Recycling

The Zero Waste Sonoma provides a hotline to answer questions about waste reduction and recycling. Messages or questions can be left at any time and your call will be returned. Call the Eco-Desk hotline at (707) 565-DESK (3375) or send an e-mail message to

For more information about Residential or Business disposal resources regarding Recycling, Curbside recycling, Home composting, Less-toxic pest management, Battery recycling, Household toxics or Business resources, Hazardous waste, Special Events, and Business food waste composting, go to Zero Waste Sonoma website.

Why Recycle?
In addition to helping the environment recycling provides opportunities for your business and residents to save money. Save money by reducing the size or service level for garbage through increasing the amount you recycle. The cost for disposal service in Windsor is based on the level of garbage service. By recycling more you can request a smaller garbage container/bin or decrease the frequency for commercial accounts! 

Sonoma County Resource Recovery introduced a new dual/split recycling cart that has two compartments separating fiber and other recycled materials.  To assist in understanding the reason behind the design and how to use the cart view the following instructional video

California Assembly Bill (AB) 341, California's New Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law effective July 1, 2012 requires all businesses that generate four (4) or more cubic yards of waste per week to recycle. Businesses include any commercial or public entity, including not-for-profits, retail centers and school facilities.  AB 341 also requires all multifamily dwellings of five (5) or more units to recycle, regardless of the amount waste generated.

California Assembly Bill (AB) 1826, California's New Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law effective January 1, 2016 requires for businesses, including multifamily residential dwellings that consist of five or more units with full implementation realized in 2019. Additionally, the law contains a 2020 trigger that will increase the scope of affected businesses if waste reduction targets are not met. 

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) will "exercise its existing statutory authority to formally review jurisdictions mandatory commercial recycling and mandatory commercial organics recycling programs" as addressed in a letter issued by CalRecycle.    

More Information

For more information about AB 341 or AB 1826 and how you can implement at your business or multifamily home, please contact the Zero Waste Sonoma Eco-Desk 565-3375 or by visiting Zero Waste Sonoma website.

Recycling Services

In Windsor, recycling services are provided as part of your solid waste collection service.

  • Sonoma County Resource Recovery will begin providing solid waste and recycling services on October 1, 2017. 
For more information regarding services and rates in Windsor, contact Sonoma County Resource Recovery
Phone: (707) 795-7470