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Category: Waste-Wise Business Spotlights

December 2020 Spotlight: Sessions Rise Condos

Local Condos “Rise” to Composting Challenge Key Takeaways AB 1826: It’s the Law Now MSS Free Education + Signs = Great Combo Distributed, Smaller Bins for the Win Facebook is for Furniture Exchange Sessions Rise is a 73-unit group of condos with views of the surrounding Marin Hills and exclusive gardening and planting sites for … Continued

April 2019 Spotlight: Andy’s Local Market

Andy’s Local Market cuts landfill waste by 33%. Your business could, too! Read the full story in the April edition of our Waste Wise Business Spotlight, along with tips for recycling and updates to California state law.                                

January 2019 Spotlight: Arizmendi Bakery

Can your business reduce waste AND save money? Sure it can! Arizmendi Bakery slashed its landfill waste by nearly 60% after implementing a new program offered by Marin Sanitary Service. We feature Arizmendi in our latest Waste Wise Business Spotlight, along with tips to make recycling easier and need-to-know information about a new state law. Read … Continued

November 2017 Spotlight: Dominican University

Dominican University Dominican University’s Story To start the school year with sustainability in mind, Dominican University introduced composting in Caleruega Dining Hall. Dominican faculty members, Alice Cochran, M.Ed., and John Duvall, Ph.D., were instrumental in orchestrating a collaborative effort to launch the compost program this past August. In recent years multiple factors lined up for … Continued

July 2017 Spotlight: Lourdes Convent

Our Lady of Lourdes Convent Our Lady of Lourdes Convent’s Story Nestled between redwoods and beautiful gardens, Our Lady Lourdes Convent has served San Rafael for over 50 years caring for aged and infirmed Dominican Sisters . Six months ago the Convent began composting and took extra steps to recycle more. The results have been … Continued

April 2016 Spotlight: Delicious! Catering

Delicious! Catering Delicious! Catering’s Story Started in 1975, Delicious! Catering has always been serious about its commitment to sustainability. So serious in fact, that it has worked hard to become the only Green Certified catering business in the County! Before curbside commercial composting was even an option, several of the staff would alternate taking the … Continued

November 2015 Spotlight: Aldersly

Aldersly Aldersly’s Story Aldersly is a retirement home that was established in 1921. Aldersly has been around for 94 years, and they have been successful in part because of their forward thinking. As mentioned on their web page, “Although established many generations ago, a profound sense of compassion still guides us as we continue to … Continued

June 2015 Spotlight: Pilgrim Park Apartments

Pilgrim Park Apartments Pilgrim Park’s Story: The objectives at Pilgrim Park Apartments are “to provide quality affordable housing and to promote community among the residents and with the neighbors on Pilgrim Hill.” Improving their waste management turned out to be a way to advance both goals. This year, Pilgrim Park staff worked with Marin Sanitary … Continued

May 2015 Spotlight: The Albert Building

The Albert Building The Albert Building’s Story: The Albert Building has come a long way since the days when so much trash was generated from the offices that it would fill up the freight elevator on a daily basis! Robert Berry, who has owned and managed the building for over 35 years, is helping to … Continued

April 2015 Spotlight: The Pacifics

The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club The San Rafael Pacifics Story: The San Rafael Pacifics’ commitment to their community is evident in their approach to recycling and waste. Last season, the team realized they had a problem: the recyclables weren’t going where they are supposed to and the trash was overflowing. The Pacifics game day … Continued

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