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

 

What to do with Plastic Bags

Plastic bags, wrap, and film packaging are not accepted in our curbside recycling program. Here's what to do with them.

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20 Most Searched for Materials

Find out what items are the most popular from our "What Goes Where" tool and how to properly dispose of them.

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During Drought, Portable Toilets Save Water

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Marin IJ Article on MVRS Recycling Pilot & Contamination Issues

Read about recycling challenges and programs we're putting in place to address the issues of contamination in Marin's recycling stream.

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Contamination Violation Policy

What you need to know about our new policy aimed at creating cleaner recycling streams.

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Chipper Success

Corte Madera & Larkspur free chipper weekend safely collects tons of green waste

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Rate Increase Explained

For the first time in two years, MVRS has had to increase service rates. Please read on to learn the reasons why rates had to rise this year--and how they might adjust downward later if recycling markets recover. 

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5 Reasons to Recycle Right

Why it's more important than ever to recycle correctly.

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Don't be a “Wishful Recycler”

What you need to know about the true price tag of recycling wrong.

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‘Avoid the Spark’ with Proper Lithium Battery Disposal

ABC 7’s Michael Finney investigates how a simple piece of duct tape can protect you from the fire danger posed by lithium batteries.

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