Holiday Collection Calendar

Holiday Service

To best service our customers, the only days we do not collect garbage, recycling, and compostables are:

  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2022 (Sunday)
  • New Year’s Day, January 1, 2023 (Sunday)

Because both days fall on Sundays, there will be no service interruption. Please put your carts out as usual for collection.

Office Holidays

The Marin Sanitary office is closed on:

  • New Years Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Christmas Tree Collection & Drop Off

Christmas Tree Recycling


Curbside Collection

  • Christmas trees can be placed at the curb for collection from January 2 (Monday) through January 13 (Monday) on your regularly scheduled service day.
  • Trees set out after this date may be collected for $5.00.
  • Any trees over 6 feet in length must be cut in half to fit inside the collection trucks.
  • If you are placing a cut up tree in your cart, remember the lid must close!
  • Trees that are flocked, decorated, or still attached to a tree stand will not be collected.


Tree Drop Off at Marin Resource Recovery Center

  • For the entire month of January, residents may drop off up to two (2) unflocked trees at no charge at the Marin Resource Recovery Center, 565 Jacoby Street in San Rafael. There is a charge for flocked trees.

Multifamily Dwellings

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.


What Happens to the Trees?

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.

Christmas Gift

Six Tips to Reduce Holiday Waste

We see a big increase in waste over the holiday. These six tips will help you make your holiday an environmentally-friendly occasion.

Copyright © 2022 Marin Sanitary Service. All Rights Reserved.

Translate »
Skip to content