New recycling and redemption center open in Sebastopol

Submitted by the City of Sebastopol, , March 25, 2022

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Photo courtesy city of Sebastopol

The new Beverage Container Recycling Pilot Program has come to Sebastopol. A new recycling kiosk housed in a shipping container is now open at the north end of town in the Community Church of Sebastopol parking lot at 1000 Gravenstein Highway N.

The recycling and redemption center is operational as of Monday, March 14 and business hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers can bring their cans and bottles, separated by material type, to be weighed onsite, with max of 25 pounds of each material accepted per customer per day. Bagged materials will be inspected and weighed on site with state certified scales.

Payments will be issued via printed check or Venmo and a 10% shrinkage fee will be deducted from the total beverage container deposit reimbursement. A rechargeable battery (similar to what powers RV equipment) will power the recycling center electronics to begin, and a solar power component may be installed at a later date.

This program was made possible through the partnership between the City of Sebastopol, the Community Church of Sebastopol, grocery stores, Zero Waste Sonoma, and the recycler Petaluma Recycling Center (a program of United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay).