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Free Toxic Away Day!

Posted on November 2, 2016
Toxic and hazardous

Please join us this Saturday at the Woodacre Fire Station located at 33 Castle Rock Dr. in Woodacre for a safe and free way to dispose of your paints, pesticides, motor oil, e-waste and more. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

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Proposition 67

Posted on October 27, 2016
Waste and recycling programs.

The California Plastic Bag Ban that was approved by California Governor Jerry Brown in September of 2014 was put on hold as the plastic bag industry argued the ban and poured millions of dollars into fighting it.

Proposition 67 is an attempt to block the ban. The plastic bag industry hopes Californians vote no, thereby preempting the ban. Please watch this 30 second video clip on Prop 67.

Sausalito Film Series at Cavallo Point

Posted on October 21, 2016
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Join us October 30th, 2016 at 5:00 pm for a special screening of Just Eat It. After the film, join in the discussion with Host Doug McConnell of OpenRoad, Congressman Jared Huffman, Senior Scientist Dana Gunders of the NRDC, and Founder of ExtraFood.org, Marv Zauderer!
This event takes place at the Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito and tickets are $25. Learn more here.

West Marin Community Clean Up

Posted on August 23, 2016
Green recycling symbol.

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

Composting Classes Coming in Spring 2017

Posted on August 12, 2016
Composting.

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.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted on July 20, 2016
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The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. For more information, click here.

Got Drugs?

Free Film Screening: The Clean Bin Project

Posted on June 10, 2016
Garbage bin.

Join the City of San Rafael’s Green Initiatives on June 15th from 7-9 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael for a free screening of The Clean Bin Project, which follows the year-long journey of partners Jen and Grant as they compete to see who can avoid buying any stuff and produce the least amount of trash! The film will be followed by tabling, refreshments and a group discussion. Please click on the link below for event details and to RSVP:Clean Bin Project

Zero Waste Schools Contract – CLOSED

Posted on June 1, 2016
Garbage bin.

Based on the Support for Zero Waste in Marin Schools 2015 Report (ESA_School Report Final_with Appendices) created by Environmental Science Associates for the JPA, the Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority (JPA) is soliciting proposals from firms who have experience in working with schools on implementing waste reduction programs. The intent of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified organizations to implement the Zero Waste Schools Program at select schools throughout Marin County in coordination with the contract manager. The contractor will implement the program, track data, and prepare diversion reports for each school and provide an end of contract summary report.

Currently $60,000 is budgeted for this 2016-2017 school year project.

For more information about the RFP, or to apply; download the RFP document HERE.

 

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.

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