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Zero Waste Marin Internship

Posted on May 29, 2019
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We are currently recruiting for one temporary, part-time position. The position will be from late August to June 15, 2020. The position is flexible, 20-30 hours a week. The primary focus is the Zero Waste Schools Program but will include planning and implementation of other Zero Waste initiatives.

Click here for more information.

Current Openings at CCNB

Posted on May 29, 2019
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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 Recycling & Composting Workshop

Posted on May 8, 2019
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Please join us at the Corte Madera Community Center from 10:00am to 12:00pm on May 18th.

If you are confused about recycling or want to learn how to compost at home, please join us! Chance to win a compost bin! Click here for more information.

FREE Tire Recycling Event!

Posted on April 29, 2019
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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
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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 Point Reyes Library April 27th, 2019

Posted on April 9, 2019
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Join us at the library from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm to gain better insight into recycling and composting and for your chance to win a compost bin!

Click here for details.

Join us at the San Rafael Earth Day Celebration!

Posted on April 1, 2019
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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
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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.

Household Hazardous Waste FAQs

Posted on February 21, 2019

What is HHW?

Common household items such as fluorescent bulbs, batteries, gasoline, household chemicals, pesticides, paints, antifreeze and asbestos are all considered HHW. These items can be toxic to you and/or the environment and must be disposed of properly to protect you, the environment and your resource hauler.  Learn more at Zero Waste Marin:  www.zerowastemarin.org/residents/household-hazardous-waste.

Where can I dispose of HHW in Marin County?

Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility (All Marin residents and businesses except Novato)  www.marinhhw.com

565 Jacoby St. San Rafael, CA 94901  (415) 485-6806

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Novato Recycling Center (Novato residents and small businesses only) 

www.novatosan.com/green/recycling-and-hazardous-waste-disposal-resources     

7576 Redwood Blvd. Novato, CA 94945  (415) 892-7344

Open the 1st and 3rd Sunday and Monday of each month from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

How can I get rid of bulbs and batteries?

Zero Waste Marin’s Bulb and Battery Take-Back Program helps residents recycle light bulbs and batteries at no charge at participating locations. Visit ZeroWasteMarin.org/bulb to find a location near you.

Click HERE to download a PDF copy of this newsletter.

Join the Environmental Forum of Marin and Sustainable Fairfax

Posted on January 18, 2019
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Come learn about food waste through the lens of chefs like Anthony Bourdain!

January 25, 2019 7:00 PM at The Fairfax Women’s Club. Click here for more information.