Congrats, Zero Waste Schools!

Posted on March 25, 2020
teacher with kids in front of recycling bins
Tomales Elementary students learn about their school’s recycling stations as part of the Zero Waste Schools Program.

Twenty-nine of Marin’s 49 public K-12 schools are enrolled in the Zero Waste Schools Program, and more are coming on board every year.

At these schools, students and staff conduct a waste assessment, learn about proper sorting and set up a comprehensive recycling and composting program. Funded by Zero Waste Marin, the Zero Waste Schools Program provides containers for indoor and outdoor discard stations as well as other equipment at no cost to the school. They also train teachers and staff, help with green team coordination and other ongoing zero waste activities. Schools that achieve their goals are certified and awarded with recognition and up to $2,500 in cash. To date, nine schools have been recognized.

Zero Waste School students learn important life lessons and keep waste out of the landfill. For example, Laurel Dell Elementary in San Rafael, one of the first schools to join the program in 2015, has increased the amount of waste that’s recycled or composted from 20% to 50%! That’s a win for the environment and helps reduce the school’s garbage bill. Every dollar not spent on waste is a dollar that can be better used educating our kids.

To learn more about the Zero Waste Schools Program, visit www.ZeroWasteMarin.org/Schools.

Holiday Schedule for Recology Sonoma Marin

Posted on December 23, 2019

Attention Recology Sonoma Marin Customers!

There will be no Recycle, Compost or Garbage collection service on Christmas Day, December 31 or New Year’s Day, January 1, 2020. If your regular collection falls on or after those days, your service will be delayed by one day. Regular service resumes the week of January 6.

Recology sonoma marin holiday service schedule

Reusable Takeout Container Partnership Launches Dec. 7

Posted on December 3, 2019

Join the City of San Rafael and Whole Foods Market San Rafael to celebrate the launch of a new reusable takeout container program called GO BOX. From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, you can sign up for the program and try the containers on-site! There will also be perks and prizes, including a $100 Whole Foods gift certificate to one lucky participant. Come be an early adopter and show off your commitment to a Zero Waste goal! Hope to see you at the booth!

What: GO BOX Reusable Container Launch Event

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, noon – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Whole Foods San Rafael, 340 Third Street, San Rafael

DEA National Drug Takeback Day is October 26!

Posted on October 22, 2019

The 2019 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event 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. See below for Marin County locations.

PARTICIPANTS NAME COLLECTION SITE ADDRESS CITY STATE, ZIP
If you do not find a collection site near you, please check back frequently, sites are added every day.
FAIRFAX POLICE DEPARTMENT FAIRFAX POLICE DEPARTMENT 144 BOLINAS RD FAIRFAX CA, 94930 Map
SAN RAFAEL POLICE DEPARTMENT SAN RAFAEL POLICE DEPARTMENT 1400 FIFTH AVE., SAN RAFAEL CA, 94901 Map
CENTRAL MARIN POLICE AUTHORITY CENTRAL MARIN POLICE AUTHORITY 250 DOHERTY DRIVE LARKSPUR CA, 94939 Map
NOVATO PD NOVATO POLICE DEPARTMENT 909 MACHIN AVE NOVATO CA, 94945 Map
CENTRAL MARIN POLICE AUTHORITY CENTRAL MARIN POLICE AUTHORITY
SAN ANSELMO STATION
525 SAN ANSELMO AVENUE SAN ANSELMO CA, 94960 Map
MARIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MARINWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT 777 MILLER CREEK RD SAN RAFAEL CA, 94903 Map

First Annual Zero Waste Schools Program Awards Event

Posted on October 14, 2019

Please join us for our inaugural Awards Ceremony celebrating the hard work of students, teachers, and staff from many of our Marin schools. These schools are working hard to reduce waste and recycle right. We’d like to thank them!

Click here for more information.

 

Current Openings at CCNB

Posted on May 29, 2019

Are you interested in working in a fun and rewarding environment? The Conservation Corps North Bay provides young adults the opportunity for education and experience working in the environmental field.

Click here for current openings.

FREE Tire Recycling Event!

Posted on April 29, 2019

The Conservation Corps North Bay is hosting a free tire recycling event at the Nicasio Corp Yard (5575 Nicasio Valley Road) Thurs-Sun: 9:00am – 2:30pm. Click here for rules and more information.

Open Recruitment for a Waste Prevention Specialist

Posted on April 16, 2019

Interested in working on Zero Waste initiatives for the County of Marin?

The Specialist will implement and support a variety of solid waste management programs including waste reduction, composting, recycling, hazardous waste and the zero waste schools program. Click here for more information. The deadline to apply is April 30th.

Join us at the San Rafael Earth Day Celebration!

Posted on April 1, 2019

Be a part of the Earth Day celebration at the San Rafael Public Library April 20th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at 1100 E Street.

The Waste Sleuth will be there to teach about composting, vermiculture, and proper recycling. Win prizes!

More information can be found here.

Conservation Corps North Bay

Posted on March 26, 2019

Free mattress recycling every Thursday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm at 11 Pimentel Court in Novato.

Sponsored by Mattress Recycling Council. Click here for more information.