To best service our customers, the only days we do not collect garbage, recycling, and compostables are:
Since these holidays fall on Wednesday’s, all Wednesday-Friday service will be delayed by one day. More information will be posted in early December, 2019.
The Marin Sanitary office is closed on New Years Day, President’s Day, Memorial day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
We will pick up Christmas trees during our normal curbside collection service the first two weeks of January.
Apartment managers/owners may schedule one collective Christmas tree pickup at no charge during the month of January. Please contact your apartment manager for your scheduled date and collection location. The above curbside collection restrictions apply.
Residents can bring up to two (2) unflocked trees to the Marin Resource Recovery Center at 565 Jacoby Street in San Rafael at no charge during the entire month of January. Flocked trees with fake snow will be subject to the normal facility rate.
Note: No flocked trees, trees with stands, or trees longer than 6ft cannot be dropped off at these locations.
|Kentfield||College of Marin: Parking Lot #12 (south of gym)||January 2 – 12|
|Larkspur||Piper Park, 250 Doherty Dr.||January 2 – 12|
|Larkspur||Niven Park, 13 Barry Way (across the street from Fire Station #16)||January 2 – 12|
|Larkspur||Drakes Landing Rd.||January 2 – 12|
|Marinwood||Marinwood Community Center, 775 Miller Creek Rd (next to the Fire Station #58)||January 2 – 12|
|Ross||Marin Art & Garden Center: 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd||January 2 – 12|
|San Rafael||Pickleweed Park & Albert J. Boro Community Center; 50 Canal St.||January 2 – 12|
|San Rafael||Fire Station #55: 955 Point San Pedro Road (Peacock Gap area)||January 2 – 12|
|San Rafael||Scotty’s Market: Manuel T. Freitas Parkway & Del Ganado||January 2 – 12|
|San Rafael||Marin Resource Recovery Center, 565 Jacoby Street||All of January|
Some of the holiday trees are ground up and used as mulch or further composted to create a nutritious soil amendment. Other trees are chipped and used as a biomass fuel source at a Co-Generation power plant. These trees replace traditional fossil fuel sources like coal and are considered a carbon neutral fuel source.
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