Multifamily Garbage Service

Marin Sanitary Multifamily Garbage Service

Marin Sanitary Service provides a variety of cart and/or bins for the collection of multifamily unit garbage, or non-recyclable and non-compostable items. All items placed in designated garbage carts or bins will go directly to the landfill.

The size and number of garbage carts and/or bins a complex uses varies, but what goes in these garbage receptacles remains the same: garbage only. Your garbage receptacle should be clearly marked and easy to identify.

Please help us in reaching Marin’s zero waste goals by making sure that what you put into your garbage belongs there and not in the recycling or compostables receptacles.

Visit our Multifamily Services page to review the size and container options for commercial customers.

Where Does It Go, Joe?

It can be difficult to know what material goes into what container, but it’s very important that we avoid contaminating our recycling or compostable streams.

When in doubt, use our handy “Where Does It Go, Joe?” online tool to find out what material goes where.

JOE ON THE GO.

You’ll always have Joe’s sorting advice at your fingertips with the Marin Sanitary Service mobile app.

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WHAT CAN GO IN YOUR GARBAGE CART OR BIN

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Marin Sanitary Multifamily Garbage Cart
Multifamily Garbage Cart
Marin Sanitary Multifamily Garbage Bin
Multifamily Garbage Bin

WHAT CANNOT GO IN YOUR GARBAGE CART OR BIN

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We’ve listed some general guidelines about what can and cannot go into your garbage cart, but the list isn’t comprehensive. When in doubt, please use the Where Does It Go, Joe tool above to look up a what cart a specific item should go into.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

We provide compost and recycling opportunity assessments, diversion planning, training and posters to help your complex recycle successfully.  Learn more by contacting a recycling coordinator at (415) 456-2601.

IT’S THE LAW

Per California law, compostables (food scraps, plant debris & food-soiled paper) and recycling must be removed from garbage containers.

EXTRA MATERIAL

  • Fees apply for any extra bags of garbage next to, on top of, or overflowing from designated containers. Extra bags must be less than 60 pounds and 32 gallons in volume.

  • Extra recycling carts and cardboard bins are available and no extra charge. See our Compostables page for more information.

  • For information about bulky item pick-up, please see the Multifamily Services page.

MISSED COLLECTION

Missed collections must be reported within 48 hours of the service day. MSS will make every effort to return that same day if the miss is reported by noon on the service day or the following day if the miss is reported after noon on the day of service. Any misses reported after 48 hours will be subject to a fee for collection.

Contact us to report a missed collection. You may also call our office at (415) 456-2601.

DEBRIS BOXES

Need a debris box (dumpster) for a construction or remodeling project? We’ve got them!

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

Batteries, paint, and household cleaners should be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

NO FOOD IN THE GARBAGE

If you can eat it, it goes in your compostables cart, not your garbage.

WHAT’S IN MARIN’S GARBAGE?

Would it surprise you that only 46% of what you put in the trash belongs there?  That’s what we found when we conducted a waste characterization study to find out what was being collected in residential carts.

What’s in Marin’s Garbage

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