Environmental Classroom

Marin Sanitary Service believes that education is the basis for successful recycling and composting practices. Visiting the Environmental Classroom at MSS is a unique learning opportunity for children and adults alike. Whether you are interested to find out how recyclables are sorted, curious to see garbage before it is transferred to the landfill, or simply want to visit MSS’ famous peacocks and pigs we are happy to show you around! Our friendly tour guide is available on weekdays and on weekends once a month. 

Education is a crucial element in reaching Marin’s goal of Zero Waste by 2025. MSS invites people from across the Bay Area to tour our award-winning facility. For generations, children and adults have toured the Marin Sanitary Service property, discovering what makes MSS unique and a leader in the industry. In   addition to educational tours, a lending library of books, videos, and DVD’s is available to teachers and community members.  

The tour is offered at no charge for schools and members of the community. Please call MSS at 415-456-2601 for more information


Check out the many reused crafts on display in the classroom!

If you would like to make the above projects with your students download this list of materials and step by step instructions here Instructions for art projects