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In Memoriam

Samuel Lee Ouellette, February 23, 1978 – June 18, 2020, age 42

Sam was hired at Mill Valley Refuse Service in April of 2018. He was a compost driver for the last 26 months and absolutely loved his job. Sam would go out of his way to help anyone and everyone, his customers, other drivers, or anyone along the way. He was known for always having a smile on his face and his easygoing demeanor. Sam had “his chair” in the office, where he’d sit every morning as the men joked with one another waiting to go out on their routes.

Sam is survived by his wife, Tammy. Sam’s best friend was Wyatt, his 10-year-old Labrador retriever who we hear is lost without him. Sam considered MVRS his family. We will be lost without him as well.

We are touched by the outpouring of support from our community. If you would like to make a donation to Sam’s family, please send it to:

Tammy Ouellette
c/o MVRS
112 Front Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

We will make sure she receives all your notes, cards and emails.

Sam Chair - In Memoriam

Collection Services


Secure and portable storage container rentals for job sites or temporary home storage.


Collection service for apartments or multifamily dwellings with four or more units.


Collection service for businesses, schools, organizations, and government agencies.


Debris Boxes

Rent debris boxes (dumpsters) for demolition, construction, and home cleanup projects.

Storage Containers

Secure and portable storage container rentals for job sites or temporary home storage.

Portable Toilets

Rent porta potties for events or construction sites in Marin and the greater Bay Area.

What Goes Where Tool

What Goes Where?

Not sure how to properly dispose of something? Search our What Goes Where tool to find out if material can be reused, recycled, composted, or disposed of in your trash.

Need Porta Potties for an Event?

We offer a variety of portable toilets or “porta potty” rentals for Marin County, San Francisco, and beyond.

Contamination Notices

Did you get a contamination notice because you put the wrong material in your recycling cart?

Dual Stream Recycling Pickup Schedule

Is it a container or paper recycling week? View our residential alternating week recycling pickup schedule.

Why Recycling Right Matters

Good intentions are wasted when the wrong materials are
put in your recyling and compost carts.

COVID-19 Updates

We are working as usual!

The health and well-being of our employees, customers and community is a priority for Mill Valley Refuse Service during these challenging times. Please read our tips and service reminders.

News & Events

COVID-19 Updates

Collection Service Continues Our garbage, recycling and compost collection service continues to operate as an essential service in our communities. Please put your carts out as usual on your regularly-scheduled collection day.   Service Tips Please do not overfill your

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