Mill Valley Refuse Service does not provide curbside pickup of household hazardous waste to apartment or commercial customers. However, the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility located in San Rafael provides a convenient and safe way to dispose of approved hazardous materials.
Marin residents may drop off household hazardous waste at the Hazardous Waste Facility in San Rafael free of charge. Some amount limitations per trip may apply and a photo ID is required to verify where you live. Residents may go at any time during regular business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Businesses that generate up to 27 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month, or 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of extremely hazardous waste per month are welcome to drop off hazardous waste at the Hazardous Waste facility for a small fee. An appointment is required for business drop off which is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only.
Mill Valley Refuse Service does not collect any medical waste of any kind.
The Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility will accept a limited number of sharps in designated sharps containers from Marin County residents, but not businesses.
To properly dispose of prescription drugs, sharps, etc. in Marin, please refer to information on the County of Marin’s website or call Marin County Environmental Health Services at (415) 473-6907.
Treated Wood Waste (TWW) comes from wood treated with chemical preservatives, often identified by green or dark brown coloring and staple marks. TWW may be used in decking, fence posts, landscape timbers and guardrails to name a few.
The alternative management standard (AMS), which allows waste haulers to accept treated wood waste (TWW) from residential and commercial customers, expired on December 31, 2020.
For this reason, beginning on January 1, 2021, waste haulers in the County of Marin cannot accept TWW at their facilities, in their debris boxes, and in the garbage, recycling, or composting bins as treated wood is now considered hazardous waste.
Not sure how to properly dispose of something? Search our What Goes Where tool to find out if a material can be reused, recycled, composted, or disposed of in your trash.
Tip: This tool works best if you search for categories instead of a brand name or very particular product. For instance, rather than “Coffee-mate container” search instead for “plastic beverage bottle.” Instead of “cottage cheese container” search instead for “plastic tub.”