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Let's Talk Trash

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


A Photographer's Artistic View of Garbage

See how local photographer John Lund plays with the idea of "a mountain of garbage."

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Roof to Roads: Paving The Way to Zero Waste

A pilot project that turns Marin's old roofing shingles into Bay Area roads gains traction.

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Landfill Harmonic: Making Beautiful Music From Trash

A heartfelt & moving story of how instruments made from recycled trash bring hope to children whose future is otherwise spiritless.

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Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes investigates US garbage exportaton in his latest book.

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New Eco-Friendly Search Engine to Trade/Swap Items

Don't trash it, trade it with  a search engine for free and 'for swap/trade' items people no longer need or want.

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Governor Signs Ambitious California Recycling Bill

Governor Jerry Brown signs Bill 341 setting a 75 percent recycling goal for California.

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California Supreme Court Rules for Local Bag Ban

California Supreme Court ruling paves the way for local governments throughout California to move to adopt ordinances banning plastic bags.

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Trash Charges Need to Change

Check out this op-ed column for the Marin IJ by one of the managing directors of Mill Valley Refuse Service.

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Compost Now Available to the Public from Redwood Landfill

 Redwood Landfill compost now available to the public by the yard or container. Use the compost made from your food scrap waste!

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Curbside Composting Seminar

 Watch the Tiburon Curbside Composting Seminar and learn about Marin's zero waste goals and how green can composting works.

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