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Let's Talk Trash

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


Study Finds Rising Levels of Plastics in Oceans

Right now our oceans contain the equivalent of five plastic grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world.

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Trade in Your Old Cell Phone or Electronic Device

Verizon program offers a convenient reuse/recycle option for your old electronic devices.

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California's plastic-bag ban put on hold by ballot referendum

First-in-the-nation legislation suffers set back. What you can do to help.

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Take The Towel Challenge

By pledging to buy a reusable water bottle, and actually reusing it, you’ll help Marin reach its Zero Waste goals.

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Take The Water Bottle Challenge

Help Marin reach its Zero Waste goals by pledging to buy, and use, reusable water bottles.

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Sweden's Garbage-Powered Cities

Learn how Sweden's sophisticated recycling system generates heat and electricity to help run its cities.

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2014 Holiday Newsletter

Download our newsletter for important information regarding our holiday collection schedule, new garbage services and wheeled trash cart availability.

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How Improperly Stored and Disoposed Meds and Needles Affect our Community

How one of our sanitation workers was affected after being stuck by a needle in the trash.

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Food Waste: A Short Film By The Lexicon of Sustainability

Excellent short film about food waste and people who are gleaning, composting, and learning to eat from head to tail to eliminate waste.

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Marin County Medical Household Waste Program

How Marin residents can properly dispose of prescription drugs, sharps and other household medical waste.

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