Refuse Collection / Recycling

The City of Cotati contracts with Recology to provide collection of refuse, recyclables, and yard waste. To start or stop service, or for questions about your account, contact Recology by telephone at 800-243-0291 or by email at

Mandatory Commercial Recycling

With the passage of AB 341 (Jobs and Recycling) on October 6, 2011, businesses are required to recycle. The purpose of the law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts. Subject to the law are businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week and multifamily dwellings of 5 units or more. See the Sonoma County Waste Agency website for more information.

Franchise Agreement for Solid Waste Collection

The City of Cotati, like most cities, contracts with a private hauler for collection of garbage, recycling and green waste through an agreement known as a Franchise Agreement.  Copies of the current Franchise Agreement can be found below.

Franchise Agreement 2013

Waste Delivery Agreement 2014

Assignment and Assumption Agreement 2017

Franchise Agreement Amendment 2022