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Hazardous Waste Disposal

About the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Program

Sponsored by the City of San Rafael and Zero Waste Marin, the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility (MHHWF) has been operating at its current location in San Rafael since 1993. The Marin Recycling & Resource Recovery Association (MRRRA) works in partnership with these agencies to provide Marin County households (except Novato) and businesses who are Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) with a safe and convenient option for hazardous waste disposal.

The mission of the Household Hazardous Waste Program is to safely collect, reuse, recycle, and dispose of household hazardous products generated by Marin County residents and small businesses. The program provides education to the public on the importance of responsible disposal of toxic materials and the resulting benefits to our health, environment, and finances.

Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility Logo, which shows items that are collected for disposal

How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

Proper handling of hazardous waste is vital to the health of our community and our environment. The Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility provides free household hazardous waste disposal, and affordable disposal for commercial businesses. The program is available to all Marin County residents and businesses, except for those residing in the City of Novato.

For more information, including location, hours, and the types of waste accepted, visit: https://marinhhw.com/

Sustainability Initiatives

Climate change is a state, national, and global priority and it has been a key initiative for our City Council for many years. We are committed to reducing carbon emissions in our community and we recognize the importance of local efforts. We have undertaken a variety of programs and actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gases in the residential and commercial energy, transportation, water, and waste sectors. Not only that, we are a recognized leader and received the first-ever statewide Beacon Award for Sustainability.

In partnership with the regional, state and federal governments, we are committed to reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, with an interim goal of reducing emissions by at least 40% by 2030. Take the planet into consideration when you make decisions. What’s one more thing you can do to make your life a little greener?

Learn about how the proper disposal and recycling waste can help San Rafael reach our sustainability goals at our Climate Action Website. 

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