What Goes Where?
Find out how to properly dispose of your items by viewing the tabs below or by searching for an item (last tab). You can also view or download the printable sorting guides. If you’re unable to find what you’re looking for, please reach out!
We accept all food scraps, soiled paper, and plants in the green compost cart. Please do not place compostable material in plastic or compostable plastic bags, as the current regional compost facilities are unable to process those materials. Paper bags are acceptable.
|Accepted Compost Materials
||Unaccepted Compost Materials
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.
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.
Recology hosts annual household electronic drop-off events.
For recycling and drop off options visit Marin County’s household hazardous waste website.
DO NOT dispose of needles, syringes, and lancets in garbage, recycling, or compost bins.
They are extremely dangerous for sanitation workers and need to be disposed of properly.
Many companies in West Marin offer FREE drop-off programs. Click here for more information and open the “Household Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste” panel.
- Treated Wood Waste Now Accepted: Starting August 31, 2022, treated wood (any wood that has been treated with a chemical preservative to protect the wood against attacks from insects, microorganisms, or fungi) is accepted for disposal and considered hazardous waste per California State law. It must be disposed of properly. Find a disposal site near you.
- Batteries: Recology offers curbside pickup of household batteries for those in Marin County (except Novato). Please place batteries in a sealed plastic bag on top of your recycling cart on your service day. Your recycling driver will collect them separately from your recyclable materials. Cell phone and laptop batteries are NOT allowed.