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Community Events, Tours & Workshops

Marin Sanitary Community EventsWe welcome our community to tour our San Rafael facility or participate in one of our public events. Here you’ll learn about sustainability through reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting garbage, conserving our resources, and making better purchasing choices! Our tours and events offer a unique learning experience for children and adults alike.


Marin Kitchen Compost Pail
Our Community Tours are regularly-scheduled, weekend events and consist of our normal facility tour with one special addition: a Green Can Composting Workshop.

At this Green Cart Composting Workshop, immediately following your tour we will talk about which materials belong in your green compost cart, why it’s important to use this cart, as well as address any questions or concerns that you might have.

Marin Sanitary Service customers who attend this workshop (in addition to the tour) will be eligible to receive one free kitchen compost pail per household.

2019 Community Tour Dates

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 10 am
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10 am and 12 pm as part of our Customer Appreciation Day (see below)
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019 10 am – Join us as we celebrate “Global Garbage Man Day“!
  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10 am
  • Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10 am – Join us as we celebrate “America Recycles Day”!


If these Community dates don’t work for you, visit our Tours page to learn about scheduling a private or semi-private tour.



Winter Holiday Fair

Marin Sanitary Holiday Fair




Each year we open our facility to our community for a Customer Appreciation Day celebration, our way of thanking you for your recycling and composting efforts. Join us for a compost class, a facility tour and get free compost to kick-start your spring gardening. It’s a fun day and we enjoy meeting you!

Check back for our 2020 Customer Appreciation Day announcement!