What Waste?

Join us in helping Marin County reach its Zero Waste goals by reducing your own waste. Zero Waste Marin has established a target of 80% waste reduction in the next five years and zero disposal by 2025. Here's how you can help.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

To prevent and avoid waste, shop smart. Don't over-shop and think about packaging waste before you purchase. 

Buy organic. Highly processed foods take more energy to produce and usually have excess packaging. 

Say no to single-use. Grocery bags, water bottles, coffee cups. Coffee Cup waste calculator

Before throwing away, consider if the item could be repurposed or repaired. Could the item be donated, sold or shared with a friend? Visit Zero Waste Marin's Recycling Guide for tips on how to reuse, donate, recycle or dispose of nearly anything. 

In 2022, the Tiburon Town Council adopted a Reusable Foodware Ordinance, which requires all food vendors in Tiburon to use reusable or compostable food ware for dine-in or takeout services, with the aim of reducing waste. 

Waste Management

Mill Valley Refuse offers residential composting, recycling, and garbage collection as part of their standard services. 

It's important to know which can to use to properly dispose of an item to keep as many things out of the landfill as possible. Take time to check out The Mill Valley Refuse Service "What Goes Where?" to learn more about sorting waste at home. 

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Safe Disposal

When disposing of household items, make sure you are doing it safely. The Police Department will safely and efficiently destroy unwanted medicine and firearms. If you wish to surrender a firearm to Tiburon PD for disposal, call (415)789-2801 to make an appointment and leave the firearm if your car. An officer will retrieve it from your vehicle. 

A battery disposal box is available at Town Hall.