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Sustainable Fairfax Youth Blog: SO, What is a Biodigester?


As a senior in Drake High School’s environmental studies academy SEA-DISC, one of my many activities is an internship with the local non-profit organization Sustainable Fairfax. Recently I have been working with Sustainable Fairfax on their water program, conducting interviews with various experts on water use, waste water, and watersheds in Marin County and getting […]

Free Sharps and Medical Waste Disposal

The County of Marin is sponsoring free disposal of sharps and medical waste at many locations. Safe disposal of medical waste reduces harmful chemicals in our water systems and soil, reduces the risk of accidental use, especially by children, and is a great way to keep your medicine cabinet safe and clutter-free. For the most […]

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) – A Step on the Path to Zero Waste

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What is Extended Producer Responsibility? The move towards zero waste is not just about responsible waste management, it’s also about sustainable consumer practices and sustainable retailer and manufacturing processes. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) requires manufacturers to minimize the environmental impact of their products at each stage of the product’s lifecycle. This includes taking responsibility for […]

Zero Waste Progress Report!

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As we approach our ambitious goal of attaining Zero Waste in Fairfax by 2020, Sustainable Fairfax has made significant progress in building community awareness through our resource recovery programs and services. With the goal of diverting 94% of re-usable and recyclable resources from the landfill by 2020, the Town of Fairfax’s zero waste resolution puts us […]

MSS Grants Fairfax Residents Free Hazardous Waste Pick-Up

As part of the new sanitary service contract, Marin Sanitary is offering Fairfax residents free curbside pickup of hazardous waste once per year. This is a great opportunity to coordinate with your neighbors and consolidate trips! Materials Accepted Bleach, Bleach Cleaners, Computer Monitors, Fertilizers, Fluorescent Bulbs, Fuels, Garden Sprays, Gopher Bait, Latex Paint, Lead Products, […]

Zero Waste Fairfax’s First Take Back Day, Saturday April 27th

This Saturday there is a great opportunity to dispose of hazardous waste and get sensitive papers shredded in one convenient location. This coming Saturday, April 27, Fairfax Residents have a unique opportunity to dispose of a variety of hazardous waste materials and sensitive papers. Come and recycle expired or unwanted medications and supplements, dispose of […]