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Plastic Straws – Can We Live Without Them?

A California Assemblyman is trying to make it more difficult for sit-down restaurants to offer plastic straws to customers. Ian Calderon, D-Whittier (Los Angeles County), introduced AB 1884, which would make it illegal for restaurant servers to give guests plastic straws unless requested. Unfortunately, the bill does not affect takeout restaurants, but it is a step […]

Youth Blog: Food Waste and Global Warming


By Lexi Neely, Sustainable Fairfax Intern & Drake SEA-DISK student Paul Hawken initiated a research project that had never been done before: the goal was to find the most impactful solutions to reverse global warming based on quantifiable data. This body of work, summarized in the book Drawdown, ranks the solutions based on the amount […]

Fairfax: Learn About Your New Kitchen Compost Pail


Marin Sanitary Service delivered kitchen compost pails to its Fairfax customers during the week of November 6th. The pail fits on a kitchen counter or under the sink, making it convenient for residents to collect their food waste. The program was created to encourage participation in a community effort to move Fairfax closer towards its ambitious […]

Youth Blog: Hunger in Marin- What Can You Do?

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Despite being one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, Marin County has a widespread population of people who are food insecure. Food insecurity is the state of living without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Food insecurity is having to choose between impossible decisions like having the food you need […]

Youth Blog: Get informed about the Plastic Bag Ban Propositions!


By Lexi Neely, Drake High School SEA-DISC student & Sustainable Fairfax Intern We often hear about how Americans buy too many products we quickly dispose of or don’t really need. However, many overlook the wastefulness of the packaging and transport of the products we buy. The amount of single-use plastic bags we consume is no […]

ELECTION 2016: Sustainable Fairfax Recommends YES on C, YES on 67, NO on 65


Sustainable Fairfax strongly encourages everyone to vote on November 8th, 2016! For voting information, including your polling place, please see this link.  Below are our recommendations for the Statewide General Election (Propositions 65 and 67) and Fairfax Special Municipal Election (Measure C) . YES on Proposition 67. Eight years ago, Sustainable Fairfax initiated the first plastic bag […]

Bring it Home- Free Compost for Fairfax Residents!

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For Fairfax Residents only.  NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE!   Marin Sanitary Service (MSS) is providing the last compost delivery of the year on October 15 at the Fairfax Pavilion parking lot (at the ball field fence). Typically, the compost lasts for several days until it is gone. Bring a shovel, and a bag or container to […]

Marin Sanitary Service: Curbside Cleanup Next Week!


Marin Sanitary Service is providing two new services this year to its ratepayers in Fairfax. The free hazardous waste pick-up has been replaced by a Curbside Cleanup day and two free scheduled Bulky Item Collections. Curbside Cleanup:  On curbside cleanup days, you can put out up to fourteen extra 32-gallon bags or cans (2 cubic yards) of […]

Zero Waste at Fairfax Streets for People

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This year Sustainable Fairfax is taking extra steps to reduce landfill waste at Streets for People. We are excited to share with you two simple ways to help reach our goal. Reduce waste by bringing your personal reusable water bottle to the US Pure Water station, and earn a Fairbuck souvenier. Learn about the recent completion of the Fairbuck […]

Downtown Fairfax gets new waste receptacles!


Have you seen the sparkling new public waste and recycling receptacles in downtown Fairfax? What an improvement! Thanks to the Town of Fairfax, Marin Sanitary and Sustainable Fairfax for working together to make this happen. IMPORTANT: The brown recycling receptacle is NOT for paper! Please use the brown receptacles for recyclable plastic bottles & containers (not […]