Studies

Zero Waste Marin has established a Zero Waste Goal by 2025. To address how best to meet this Zero Waste Goal, Zero Waste Marin initiated a two-phase process. Phase I, the “Zero Waste Feasibility Study”, was completed in 2009 and focused on establishing programs and policies to strengthen the countywide framework for meeting the goal. Phase II, the “Zero Waste Toolkit”, focuses on implementation of specific programs and policies by the member agencies and Zero Waste Marin to meet this goal.

Download the Zero Waste Feasibility Study.

Material Flow and Capacity Analysis

In 2018, Zero Waste Marin conducted a “Material Flow and Capacity Analysis” to better understand long term needs for access to both disposal access (landfilling) and organics processing (composting facilities or other organics processing operations). The Study includes a narrative report and also two “one page” infographics – one summarizing landfilling needs for Marin County and one summarizing organics processing needs for Marin County.

Download the Material Flow and Capacity Analysis (MFCA)

Download the Regional Compost Facilities Infographic

Download the Redwood Landfill Infographic

Zero Waste Marin Toolkit

The Zero Waste Toolkit was created to assist local member agencies in the implementation of waste reduction programs uniformly in Marin. This document consists of four components: a Model C&D Ordinance, a Model Commercial and Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance, a Model Zero Waste Resolution, and a Model Franchise Agreement Language for Best Practices.

Download the Zero Waste Toolkit.

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