The ComPoster is the official blog of Zero Waste Marin. Here, you can get the latest zero waste news from around the world, explore ideas, and find requests for proposals and bidding opportunities.

ExtraFood is Hiring!

Posted on January 17, 2017
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ExtraFood picks up excess fresh food from businesses & organizations and immediately delivers it to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families.

The Operations Manager (OM) is responsible for the day-to-day operation of ExtraFood’s food recovery program, including relationship management with operational representatives at food donor and recipient organizations, volunteer program management, food trip scheduling, food safety practices, and spontaneous donation assignment. This is a full-time non-exempt position, initially home-based and ultimately office-based. For more information, please click here.

FREE E-waste Recycling Event

Posted on January 10, 2017

Please join the Sausalito Sustainability Commission, Conservation Corps North Bay, and Bay Cities Refuse on January 21st, from 9am – 2pm at the Sausalito City Hall Parking Lot, located at 420 Litho Street, Sausalito. Items accepted include computers, servers, cellphones, and other used electronics.

For more information, visit



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.

Home Composting Class

Posted on December 5, 2016

GardenSmart – Compost Happens: Composting 101 | Saturday, December 10th, 11am

Come and learn how easy it is to transform your yard waste and food scraps into “gardeners’ gold”. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to make, harvest and use this valuable soil amendment in your garden.

About our instructor: Lori Caldwell is an Alameda County Master Composter, avid edible gardener and Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional. She has been happily teaching sustainable gardening classes all over the Bay Area since 2007.  Her mission is to connect people to the soil and all that it provides.

Registration required. Click here to register

Request For Proposal

Posted on November 16, 2016

The City of Sausalito is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide professional services for a small scale waste characterization study targeting multi-family buildings of 5 units or more. The required services are described in the Scope of Work. The maximum amount available for this study is $11,823. Click here for more details.

Free Toxic Away Day!

Posted on November 2, 2016
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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!



Proposition 67

Posted on October 27, 2016
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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

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, 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
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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