How to Gift or Tip Your Driver
It has long been a tradition for some to tip the garbage, recycling and compost collectors during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The drivers very much appreciate these gifts and are thankful for them.
However, gifts left on cans at the street have become targets for “scrooges” who are known to drive or walk along the streets snatching them before the collectors arrive. Unfortunate, but true.
The two best ways to give gifts are:
1) If you feel comfortable, you may hand your directly to your drivers/collectors (they’ll be happy to meet you!)
2) Send a gift card, check or package to our office
If you send a check, please do not make it payable to Mill Valley Refuse Service. Instead, call our office at (415) 457-9760 extension 8 so we can provide you with the name of your collectors. Or simply specify on your envelope which driver (trash, recycle or yard waste) you want your gift to go to, and include your address so our collectors can identify from whom the gift came. If you want to tip more than one collector, please send separate gifts (one envelope is okay) so we can give your gift directly to the driver(s).
Please send gift cards or packages to:
Mill Valley Refuse Service
Attn. Holiday Gift
112 Front St.
San Rafael, CA 94901