FREE Home Composting Class

Posted on October 10, 2017

Please join us Saturday November 11th, 2017 from 10 am -12 pm in San Rafael. This class is free for all Marin county residents. You will learn everything to know about composting at home, receive a free kitchen compost pail, and get $25 off a composting unit.

The class is located at 1408 Mission Ave in San Rafael.

For more information and to register, please email Casey at

Composting Classes Coming in Spring 2017

Posted on August 12, 2016

Zero Waste Marin is restructuring the home composting classes and is looking forward to offering classes in Southern, Central, and West Marin starting in 2017. Please check back with us soon.

Home Composting Courses, Fall 2015

Posted on August 28, 2015

Are you interested in saving money on your garbage bill? How about an interest in supplying fresh soil amendments to your garden or yard? Your opportunity is now!

ZeroWasteMarin, in conjunction with Sustainable Novato and Green Gage Nursery have teamed up to provide composting courses to Marin County residents. Two hour classes will teach basic composting skills such as mulching, building a hot hole, and transforming food scraps with worms.

Students will also have the opportunity to purchase a compost bin or worm farm at a discounted rate.  More information on the course can be found in the PowerPoint link below.

Fee: Please remember to bring a check for $10 with you to the workshop, made out to Nancy Niche.
If you’d like to purchase a compost bin, please bring another check for $25, made out to the Dept. of Public Works.

Sign-Up: Click here to sign up.

Location:Composting Postcard

Green Gage Farm

489 Gage Ln


Free Greenwaste Disposal to Repel Wild Fires ’15

Posted on April 18, 2015

Create a Fire Safe Defensible Space Around Your Home. Dispose of the Cut Vegetation Material for Free!  Free Green Waste Days, June 20-21 and July 11-12  Free Green Waste disposal days, across from the Nicasio corporation yard, 5575 Nicasio Valley Road. Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21 and July 11-12.  This is your opportunity for free and safe disposal of green waste yard materials such branches, grass and light brush. Please, no building materials, general debris or garbage and no palm trees please.  For information, call 415-473-6917  Sponsored by Marin County Board of Supervisors, Marin County Fire Department, West Marin Compost, and FIRESafe MARIN.

How to Compost on the Kitchen Counter

Posted on October 16, 2011

By Emma Gin

When it comes to kitchen compost, one of the few variables is the type of compost container that you choose. If aesthetics are important, an ideal choice is the compost crock. These containers come in a variety of colors and contain charcoal filters to prevent odor from escaping.

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8 Zero-Waste Tips for the Kitchen

Posted on October 10, 2011

By Jaime McLeod

1. Dump the disposables. Switch from paper towels to cloth rags. Switch from plastic wrap and foil metal, glass, or plastic containers. Switch from sandwich baggies to cloth sandwich-sized wrap sacks. The list goes on …

2.Cook from scratch. Rather than buying pre-packaged condiments, juices, breadcrumbs, salad dressings, baked goods, and other popular grocery store items, learn to make your own and save on packaging.

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