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Toxic Away Day

Posted on May 3, 2016
Toxic and hazardous

ZeroWasteMarin, in coordination with San Rafael Fire and Marin County Fire have teamed up for another exciting Toxic Away Day in West Marin.

In an effort to reduce hazardous waste incidents, and to facilitate safe situations for our firefighters, Toxic Away Days are designed to encourage residents not to stockpile their hazwaste, but to dispose of it properly during these residential disposal events.

Flyer - Pt Reyes 2016

Toxic Away Day

Posted on October 13, 2015
Toxic and hazardous

ZeroWasteMarin, in coordination with San Rafael Fire and Marin County Fire have teamed up for another exciting Toxic Away Day in West Marin.

In an effort to reduce hazardous waste incidents, and to facilitate safe situations for our firefighters, Toxic Away Days are designed to encourage residents not to stockpile their hazwaste, but to dispose of it properly during these residential disposal events.

TAD Fall '15D

Marin Civic Center Lagoon Watershed Restoration

Posted on October 13, 2015
Calendar.

As of October 16, The Marin County Civic Center Lagoon in San Rafael, CA will feature two Floating Islands that will naturally

Floating Island

work to improve the water quality of the lagoon. This will take place through a natural filtration process by the islands’ vegetation. The planting and launching of these nature-based biofilters will take place on October 16 from 2:45 – 4:15 PM during the annual Bioneers Conference at the Marin Center in North San Rafael.

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More information about these islands can be found HERE, or via promotional flyers Lagoon1 and Lagoon2

Motorcycle Oil Filter Exchange & Used Tire Recycling

Posted on October 11, 2015
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ZeroWasteMarin has teamed up with locally and independently owned Motopia motorbike shop in San Rafael to offer area riders the opportunity to exchange their used motorbike filters for a new one at no cost.

In addition, Conservation Corps North Bay will be providing used motorcycle tire collection on site during the event, at no cost to riders.

Did we mention the filter exchange, and tire disposal are free?!!

Motopia Oil Filter

 

 

Home Composting Courses, Fall 2015

Posted on August 28, 2015
Composting.

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

Novato

DEA Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 26

Posted on August 28, 2015
Medical waste

On September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a number of local Law Enforcement Agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to any of 9 drop-off locations. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Drop-Off information will be posted on Sept. 1 HERE

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Free Greenwaste Disposal to Repel Wild Fires ’15

Posted on April 18, 2015
Composting.

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.

Toxic Away Day May ’15

Posted on April 17, 2015
Toxic and hazardous

ZeroWasteMarin, in coordination with San Rafael Fire and Marin County Fire have teamed up for another exciting Toxic Away Day in West Marin.

In an effort to reduce hazardous waste incidents, and to facilitate safe situations for our firefighters, Toxic Away Days are designed to encourage residents not to stockpile their hazwaste, but to dispose of it properly during these residential disposal events.

Free Toxic Away Day, Pt. Reyes, 40 cars maximun. By Appointment only. Dispose of your residential household hazardous waste.  Disposal of materials such as: Paint, stain, shellac, solvents, roof patch. Fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, rat poison. Adhesives, caulk, motor oil, antifreeze, bleach, cleaners, pool chemicals. E-waste, batteries, lightbulbs.  Maximum deliverable amounts: 15 gallons liquid or 125 pounds dry.  For an appointment call 1-800-207-8222 and press 1.  Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9 am to 1 pm. Pt. Reyes Fire Station, 4th and B Streets. Marin County residents only.  Sponsored by: Marin County Hazardous waste and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority, The City of San Rafael Fire Department,  Marin County Fire Department

May Madness Car/MotorBike Show & Parade 2015

Posted on April 10, 2015
Calendar.

By ZeroWasteMarin

ZeroWasteMarin will set up a booth to hand out an assortment of ZeroWaste information and reusealble items, such as motor oil & filter recycling kits, reuseable shopping totes, reuseable produce bags, and coffee tumbers.

Swing by and say hello while you are enjoying this great event.