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Let's Talk Trash

This is where we post news and information about our services, our community and our environment.


Skip the Plastic Produce Bags

Try these simple alternate options for bagging your produce and help reduce plastic waste.

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The Best Way to Tip Your Collector

Beware of grinches out there! Follow these guidelines to make sure your thoughtful gift makes it to your collector.

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Our Newsletter Has Gone Paperless

We've made the move to electronic newsletters. In case you missed it, get your holiday trash and recycling pick up information here.

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Help Maximize Recycling Rates Through Proper Disposal Methods

Help us ensure that your recyclables are actually recycled!

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Add Food Waste to Your Holiday Recycling List

We've learned to recycle wrapping paper and boxes over the holidays, now it's time to make food waste composting part of our holiday routine too.

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Remembering Tom the Turkey

Back in 2009 we had a wild turkey who liked to follow one of our trucks through Mill Valley. Gobble Gobble!

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Our Garbage Truck Dressed Up for Halloween

 On a misty October afternoon in Mill Valley, we participated in the "Trunk or Treat" event and it was spooktacular!

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40% of America's Food Going to Waste?

What this video from the PBS NewsHour that explores why good food is being discarded, and what can be done to prevent it.

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Free Tarps to Cover Truck Loads

Event on October 27 to provide tarps and education to Marin County drivers in effort to eliminate roadway trash and debris.

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How Would You Like to Wear Your Trash?

For one month, activist Rob Greenfield wore every piece of trash he created. The result is something to see! Watch the video here.

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