Tours - Recology Sonoma Marin
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Welcome to Recology Sonoma Marin’s new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)!

This 85,000 square foot facility is where the blue recycling bin materials from 13 communities in Sonoma and Marin Counties are sorted and processed. Inside the new facility, recyclables are separated by revolutionary machinery like optical sorters and ballistic separators alongside our team of skilled recycling sorters. The facility processes around 400 tons of materials every day and has a recovery rate of 85 percent for materials collected.

Know Before You Go

Want to see it for yourself? We’d love to give you a tour to show you what happens to your recyclables after our trucks collect them. Tours are typically conducted M-F between 9 am – 12 pm while the sort lines are running.

A few important details:

Please note that this is a working industrial facility with potential hazards, and your safety is our top priority. Please wear closed-toe sturdy shoes, and we will provide safety vests, ear protection, and hard hats upon arrival. We ask for a minimum of 24 hours advance notice if you need to cancel your registration. For large groups (tour groups are a maximum of 12 people), please contact to book a private tour.

PACEMAKER WARNING: There is a strong magnet on the tour path that may affect pacemakers. It is critical that you inform us if you have a pacemaker.  

Pick a Tour Date

Note: When you click the above button to pick a tour date, there may be limited dates to select from since most are fully booked (once fully booked, they no longer display on the booking page). Please continue to check the website as we add more tour dates to upcoming months. We look forward to seeing you on the tour!


Recent Press

Interested in learning more about the facility? Check out recent press:

Recology opens $35M advanced recycling center in Santa Rosa, KTVU, FOX2, Jan. 25, 2024

Recology to open new California MRF, Recycling Today magazine, Jan. 26, 2024

New $35 million Santa Rosa recycling facility claims 166 percent increase in trash sorting rate, North Bay Business Journal / Press Democrat, Jan. 26, 2024

Revolutioning Recycling? Recology’s new high-tech facility in Santa Rosa, The Sonoma County Gazette, Jan. 26, 2024

Recology to open new California MRF, Waste Today magazine, Jan. 26, 2024

Recology opens new $35M recycling facility in Santa Rosa,, Jan. 26, 2024

Human hands help at new Recology recycling facility, Bay City News,, Jan. 26, 2024