Find out how to properly dispose of your items by viewing the tabs below. You can also view or download the printable sorting guides. If you’re unable to find what you’re looking for, please reach out!
- HAZARDOUS & ELECTRONIC WASTE
We accept only green waste, plants, and RAW fruit and vegetable scraps in the composting cart. Contact us to change the size of any of your carts.
|Accepted Compost Materials
||Unaccepted Compost Materials
- Branches and brush
- Flowers and floral trimmings
- Grasses and weeds
- Tree trimmings (less than 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet long)
RAW Fruit and Vegetable Scraps
- Any uncooked and unprocessed fruits or vegetables
- Food scraps (no cooked fruit or vegetables, meat, eggs or egg shells, pastas or grains)
- Aluminum foil or trays
- “Biodegradable” plastic (not labeled “Compostable”)
- Cat litter or animal feces
- Cooking oil
- Glass, metal, plastic, including plastic bags, wrappers or film
- Wood – plywood, press board, painted or stained wood
- Poison Oak, Yukka tree trimmings, Bamboo, Cactus, Palm fronds
Please do not place recyclable materials in plastic bags, as the recycling facility is unable to process those materials. Paper bags are acceptable.
Few things, once they are used, are actually trash. Among such things are non-recyclable plastics and other complex materials that were not designed to be recycled.
|Accepted Landfill Items
||Unaccepted Trash Items
- Cat litter and animal feces (bagged)
- Ceramic dishware or glassware
- Clothing linens and rags
- Cigarette Butts (extinguished – run under water prior to disposal)
- Dental floss
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Foil-backed or plastic-backed paper
- Glass mirrors and windows
- Incandescent light bulbs
(no fluorescents or HIDs)
- Mylar (shiny metal) bags (potato chips, candy bars, balloons, etc)
- Pens and pencils
- Plastic bags, wrappers and film (not labeled “Compostable”)
- Plastic items mixed with metal, fabric or rubber
- Plastic labeled “Biodegradable” only
- Rubber bands
- Six-pack ring holder – please cut up
- Twist Ties
- Wood – small pieces of plywood, press board, and painted or stained wood
- Construction debris
- Cooking oil and grease
- Dirt, rocks or stone
- Fluorescent or HID light bulbs
- Household hazardous waste or chemicals
- Large items (furniture, metal, plastic, wood)
- Liquids or ice
- Motor oil
- Needles or syringes
- Toys with electronics or batteries
It is illegal to put items such as electronics, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, pesticides, and other chemicals in the trash. When household hazardous wastes end up in a landfill, they can cause serious threats to humans, wildlife and the environment.
We host annual household electronic drop-off events. Please check this website and your mail periodically for details on upcoming events.
For recycling and drop off options visit Marin County’s household hazardous waste website.