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Let's Talk Trash

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


5 Reasons to Use our Compost Service

If you're a Mill Valley Refuse Service customer who isn't taking advantage of our compost service, read this!

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Commercial Food Composting

What you need to know about the new California law that will require commercial businesses generating a lot of food waste (such as restaurants and supermarkets) to begin composting in the near future.

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Street Sweeping Services

Did you know that we also provide street sweeping services? Learn more here.

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Important Holiday Trash & Recycling Information

Our winter newsletter is in the mail, but in case you missed it, you can read the full version online here.

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3 Ways to Prepare for Winter Rain

Use your Compost (green) cart to clear organic debris from your property before the rain starts.

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Garbage-to-Plate Dining?

There's a new food movement brewing that encourages us to rethink the distinction between what we eat and what we throw away.

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What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Watch this quick video from the NOAA's National Ocean Service to find out where plastic polution is ending up in our own backyard.

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One Day Oil Filter Exchange Event -- September 12, 2015

Recycle your used oil filter at one of these locatons on September 12 between 10am-3pm and recieve a voucher for a free filter from O'Reilly Auto Parts. 

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Plastic Pollution Coalition

Jeff Bridges shines a light on our single-use plastic consumption in this video by the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

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Lose a Pound Per Day

Zero Waste Marin has a challenge for you: reduce waste going into the landfill by diverting a pound of food scrap waste in your green cart.

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