Tips to Reduce Waste at Home this Spring

Posted on March 6, 2017
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Reusable Containers: Instead of plastic or paper bags, use reusable containers to pack your family’s food and beverages. Whether you are going for a hike on Mt. Tam, heading to the park for the afternoon or packing a school lunch, reusable containers are the best way to hold snacks for the trip.

  • Cloth Napkins: Swap paper towels for cloth napkins and dishcloths both at home and in packed lunches. Cloth napkins are easy to clean and can be reused for years, and you will save money on paper towels.
  • BYOBag: Add a reminder to bring your own reusable shopping bag to your shopping list. Simple actions like this help keep waste out of our landfills. Remember to keep a reusable shopping bag in your car for any unplanned trips.
  • “Compostable” Plastics:  Even though they claim to be biodegradable and compostable, vegetable-based “compostable” utensils, cups and bags cannot be placed in the Green Cart in Marin County. Please put them, along with paper cups with thin plastic liners, in the landfill cart. Instead, use firmware that can be washed and reused.

Spring is a great time of year for us all to embrace new waste reduction habits at home. Let’s continue to work together to keep Marin County beautiful and thriving.

Zero Waste Marin works with cities and towns throughout Marin County to educate residents about reducing the amount of waste that goes into our local landfills. For more information, visit ZeroWasteMarin.org.

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Construction and Demolition Workshop

Posted on February 27, 2017
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Construction and Demolition Workshop

Come learn about the recently updated Green Building Codes, Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Programs in Marin County and best practices for deconstruction and reuse at your project sites at a panel conversation featuring speakers from The Away Station, GreenLynx Deconstruction Contractors, the Marin Resource Recovery Center and Zero Waste Marin.

When: Tuesday, February 21 from 4:30 – 7:00

Where: Marin Builder’s Association offices, 600 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael 94903.

Get more information & Register: click here.

Many Ways to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds!

Posted on December 6, 2016
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The average American drinks several cups of coffee a day, leading to a lot of used coffee grounds. From use in the garden, to around the house, there are many things that can be done to recycle or reuse your old coffee grounds.

West Marin Community Clean Up

Posted on August 23, 2016
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During this week, West Marin residential garbage customers may place cleanup materials from their homes at the curb for collection. You must follow all listed requirements to ensure collection. Items must be at the curb by 6 am on your regularly scheduled collection day. Please don’t put items out earlier than the day before your collection day. For more information and requirements, click here: west marin curbside cleanup fall 2016