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Ditch the single use plastic

Lose Single-Use, Choose ReUseful!

There are better alternatives to single use plastic!  Nowadays, there are a whole lot of items – such as plastic bottles, utensils and wrap – that are designed to be used once and then thrown “away.” That may feel convenient,

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California Clamps Down on Plastic Exports

Did you know that California is the top exporter of contaminated plastic in the nation? Contamination occurs when anything from food waste to the wrong kind of plastic is bundled with truly recyclable plastic. This contaminated recycling is then often

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Ways to Cut Down Food Waste

12 Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste

If you’re like us, you’re cooking a lot more at home these days and you’re probably producing more food waste as a result. Before you put that leftover food in your green Compost Cart, consider these suggestions from EcoWatch to

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What’s the Fix for the U.S. Plastic Waste Pile Up?

Waste 360 posted an article sharing some alarming statistics around the estimated 42 million metric tons of plastic waste the U.S. generates (more than any country worldwide) and the true state of global plastic recycling markets. “What happens with this

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Zero Waste Marin Reuse Article

In 2021, Re-Solve to Re-Home

You sort and recycle, compost your food scraps and avoid plastic bags. That’s great! Moving to zero waste also means making sure that the stuff you no longer want gets used by someone else, and that we all buy less

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Treated Wood Disposal

Treated Wood Waste Disposal

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. As of January 1, 2021, waste haulers in the County of Marin cannot accept TWW at

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What is a Zero Waste Lifestyle?

One philosophy that has gained a huge following is the zero waste movement. At the individual level, the definition of zero waste is sending as little garbage to a landfill or incinerator as possible. In the bigger picture, a zero

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Proposed 2020 Rate Increase

Proposed 2020 Rate Increase

MVRS is Requesting a Rate Increase Mill Valley Refuse Service will be requesting a rate increase from all the jurisdictions it services at upcoming city council and board meetings during the month of September. (Actually, by the time you read

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COVID-19 Updates

Collection Service Continues Our garbage, recycling and compost collection service continues to operate as an essential service in our communities. Please put your carts out as usual on your regularly-scheduled collection day. Service Tips Please do not overfill your carts.

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Spring Cleaning During COVID

Spring Cleaning? Collect, Sort and Store

After staying at home for weeks, you may be more aware of clutter and be moved to remove! Are you looking at piles of items to donate or recycle?   Unfortunately, during the shelter-at-home order, many facilities for drop-off and

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What to do with Extra Bags and Boxes

What to Do with Extra Bags and Boxes

Are you ordering in more during Stay-at-Home? As we get more deliveries and can’t use our reusable bags at stores, paper and plastic bags and cardboard boxes are piling up! Here are some tips from Zero Waste Marin: Paper bags:

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Feed The Frontlines

Thank You to Feed the Frontlines Marin

The team at Mill Valley Refuse wants to offer our sincere and enthusiastic gratitude to Kylie Frame of Feed the Frontlines Marin for bringing our crew not one, but two days of delicious breakfasts.   Kylie, a senior at Tamalpais High School, contacted

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