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Let's Talk Trash

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


The 2015 Ocean Trash Index

The Ocean Conservancy provides a sobering snapshot of what's trashing our oceans.

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Local Plastic Bag Ban Ordinances

Find out which California cities and counties have (or are in the process of) adopting plastic bag ban ordinances. 

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Take The Kitchen Compost Challenge

By pledging to participate in kitchen organic waste composting, you’ll help Marin reach its Zero Waste goals.

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Backyard Composting Classes for Marin Residents

Get started with home composting classes for beginners on May 2, May 30 and June 20 in Novato.

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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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