Marin County is an active leader in community efforts to minimize landfill waste. Collected weekly, Marin County has newly implemented a green can compost service which will transform the county’s organic waste, which makes up around 23% of Marin’s residential waste, into a rich soil amendment. Compost cans will be picked up weekly and transported to The Redwood Landfill and Recycling Center.
Marin County aims at diverting 80% of the waste stream away from landfill, which will extensively reduce the production of landfill gases that contribute to global warming. Waste that can be composted include food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste. Food scraps include: Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, Poultry, Seafood & shellfish, Bones, Rice, Beans, Pasta, Breads & Grains, Cheese, Eggshells, Coffee grounds, Plate scrapings and Leftovers. Food-soiled papers includes: Paper napkins & towels, Paper plates & cups, Coffee filters & tea bags, Paper take-out boxes and Pizza boxes. Yard and Garden Waste include: Leaves, Flowers, Grass & weeds, Houseplants and Trimmings. Learn more about Marin’s compost service and find out what day your compost is picked up by clicking here.