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FAQ Topic: Trash

What can be recycled & composted?

You can find information on what should be recycled and composted in Zero Waste Marin’s Recycling, Disposal and Reuse Guide as well as their Home Composting Course to get informed about proper disposal of waste. Zero Waste Marin also helps your sort out the confusion by telling you which items belong in your green cart. Also, check out … Continued

Am I required to have trash & recycling service?

Yes. Per Municipal Code section 9.19.010, all residents and businesses must have refuse and recycling service through Marin Sanitary Service. This ensures that our waste is properly transported and disposed of, recycled or composted which is a key health and safety concern for the City. There are a variety of container sizes and options, so be sure to … Continued

Which container should I put grass clippings in?

Grass clippings should be placed in your green container so that they will be compostable and won’t add more waste to the landfills. Check out Marin Sanitary Service’s “What Goes in Your Carts?” page.

When is the next Bulky Waste Pickup for my neighborhood?

Marin Sanitary Service will send a flier with your bill to inform you of your street’s  Curbside Pick-up Date.  You may place a limit of 14  bags or cans of extra garbage, recyclables or yard waste at the curb the night before the designated service day. The bags or can may not be larger than 32 … Continued

What do I do if my garbage was not picked up?

If your garbage wasn’t picked up you can contact Marin Sanitary Service and they will return that same or following day. Reports must be made within 48 hours of the service day. Any missed collections reported after 48 hours will be subject to a fee for collection. You can contact Marin Sanitary Service by email … Continued

How do I dispose of paints and chemicals?

Residents: Residents can bring paints and chemicals to the Marin Household and Hazardous Waste Facility for free. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. Business: Businesses with very small quantities of Hazardous Waste  may be able to dispose of them at the HHW  facility for a fee.

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