Santa Rosa - Single Family Homes Recycling - Recology Sonoma Marin
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Single Family Homes

Services for Residential Single Family Homes

Residents may choose from 20, 32, 64, or 96-gallon garbage carts. The cost of your service is based on the size of your garbage cart. The smaller your garbage cart, the less cost. The blue cart is for recycling and the green cart is for yard waste and food scraps (compost).

Garbage collection begins early in the morning, so it is important that your cart be at the curb the night before to assure your collection is not missed. View information on cart placement. If you have extra garbage, call us at least one-day before your regular collection day to schedule extra collection service. There is an added charge for extra garbage. When you notify us in advance that you have extra garbage, you may use 32-gallon plastic bags for extra garbage. Loose material will not be collected.

Cart Sizes

The size of your cart depends on you and your family’s needs. Super recyclers or small families may be able to reduce their waste and subscribe to the 20 gallon service.  Please do not over-stuff or compact the cart, as all of the material may not be released into the truck.

Make Green & Blue Your “Go-To!”
The standard size for all recycling (blue) and compost (green) carts is 96-gallons. This is our largest cart! The reason for this is we want you to think diversion first! Everything you put in your garbage cart (gray) goes into the landfill. Clean and acceptable materials in your recycling and compost cart are diverted from the landfills and recycled into new materials or enriching compost. For more information about what goes where, click here!

Volume Typical weekly garbage needs for households Dimensions
20-gallon 1-2 people who use one (1) kitchen sized garbage bag per week. 24″L x 20″W x 35″H
32-gallon 2-3 people who use approximately (2) kitchen sized garbage bags per week. 25″L x 20″W x 39″H
64-gallon 3-5 people who use approximately four (4) kitchen sized garbage bags per week. 32″L x 25″W x 42″H
96-gallon 5+ people who use five (5) or more kitchen sized bags of garbage per week. 36″L x 30″W x 44″H