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Mill Valley Refuse Commercial Services

Commercial Collection Service Guidelines

Mill Valley Refuse Service provides commercial garbage, recycling, and compost service in Almonte, Alto, Belvedere, Corte Madera, Homestead, Mill Valley, Strawberry, Tiburon and several unincorporated areas of Marin County. 

Services We Provide

Click on an image below for more information about each service.

Service Levels

Service Rates include weekly garbage, recycling and compost collection service. MVRS provides one 64-gallon compost cart (or two 32-gallon compost carts), but an unlimited number of recycle carts upon request.

When the business owner signs up for our garbage service, a customer support representative will review options with you to determine the right service level for your business.

If you have any questions, please call our office Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at (415) 457-9760.

Curbside

This is the base rate for garbage service for carts or containers that are one (1) to five (5) feet from the street. We will also pick up trash carts from inside a trash enclosure, provided it is within five (5) feet from the street.

Note: if our service trucks are able to drive up to trash enclosures on a commercial property’s parking lot or service alley, and trash containers are within five (5) feet of where the truck can park, MVRS will charge the same as if the cans or containers were at curbside. 

Mill Valley Refuse Commercial On Premise Service

On-Premise

When your carts or containers are visible from the street, no more than 25 feet from the street, and accessible to a wheeled cart (no steps allowed). The rate is an additional $5 per can or container, per month. Carts or containers will be left empty at the street unless you request they be returned for an additional $5 per cart or container per month.

On Premise-Plus

On-Premise Plus Service is defined as carts or containers not visible from the street or beyond 25 feet from the street, but accessible to a wheeled cart (no steps allowed). The rate is an additional $15 per cart, per month. Carts or containers will be left empty at the street unless you request they be returned for an additional $15 per cart or container per month.

Food Service Businesses

Food service businesses (any business; such as a restaurant, delicatessen, coffee house, or supermarket; that is engaged, at whole or in part, with the preparation and service of food to the public) produce larger volumes of food scraps and are likely to require more Compost Carts and perhaps a higher frequency of pickups. You might also be eligible to participate in the Food 2 Energy program. Please be sure to speak to one of our customer support representatives about options available to you.

Terms, Conditions and Rates

Commercial rates start with weekly pickup of garbage, recycling and compost carts, but ultimately depend on the number of carts or containers used and frequency of pickup requested.

The rates and terms and conditions for each area we service can be found below. 

Billing

Commercial customers are billed monthly. Set up or log in to your account to pay your bill online or set up reoccurring payments.

Carts or Containers for Commercial Customers

Commercial customers must supply their own Garbage Carts unless you business uses large-capacity containers provided by Mill Valley Refuse. We provide Recycle and Compost Carts depending on your needs. When the business owner signs up for our garbage service, a representative will review these options with you. If you have any questions, please call our office Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at (415) 457-9760.

Carts

Commercial customers must supply their own 20-, 32- or 45-gallon Garbage Cart(s). You do not have to buy a specific style of cart as we will pick up any style or brand of cart — with or without lift bars and wheels — as long as it is the appropriate size (20-, 32- or 45-gallon). No 50-gallon carts are allowed.

There is a 60 lb. weight limit per can. Heavy cans must be lightened, and special pickup charges may apply.

Containers

We offer one- or two-yard Garbage Containers if it is determined that your business requires large capacity garbage containers or you produce compacted trash.

68 gallon Container Cart

Commercial customers use 64-gallon Recycle Carts. Learn more on our Commercial Recycling page.

We can also provide one-yard containers for cardboard recycling only.

Mill Valley Refuse Compost Cart

Commercial customers use 64-gallon or 32-gallon Compost Carts for food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard waste. Learn more on our Commercial Compost page.