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Redwood Landfill Receives Environmental Award

Your local landfill was recognized with the Marin Conservation League's 2018 John M. McPhail, Jr. Green Business Award.

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Recycle Right: How to Avoid Contaminating Your Recycling and Compost

Read this special insert guide and learn how good intentions are wasted when the wrong materials are put in your recycling and compost carts. Find it in the Marin IJ and Pacific Sun too!

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People Waste Nearly a Pound of Food Daily

U.S. consumers waste 150,000 tons of food daily – and diet quality is a key factor, says a new national study.

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Milk Cartons & Aseptic Packaging Should No Longer Be Recycled

These items should now be put into the trash. Read this article to find out what's behind this change.

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How to Live Zero Waste

 Mill Valley resident's commitment to a Zero Waste lifestyle featured on

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The Contamination Problem

Tips on how you can avoid contaminating your recycling and ensure that it actually gets recycled.

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KTVU Video on the Impact of China’s New Recycling Policies

With tighter quality restrictions comes the need for better controls on how we clean, store, and collect recyclables.
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Holiday Packages Are Causing An Environmental And Recycling Nightmare

KPIX News 5 reports on how improper sorting of holiday packaging leads to problems for local recycling centers.

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How Trash Gets Into Creeks

Check out this handy illustration of the various ways that trash gets into our watershed from the Clean Marin Trash Summit in November.

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Big Changes in the Recycling Industry

Changes in the recycling market, and new restrictions are forcing a re-examination of how we collect recyclables.

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