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 five years ahead of Marin county’s goal of zero waste.
We have created an education based outreach system to reach large numbers of residents and maximize resource recovery. This multi-level community supported model has been shared with other cities in the county. Along with continuing our educational efforts, we are collaborating with the Town of Fairfax, Marin Sanitary Service, community members, and local merchants.
Over the the last year Sustainable Fairfax has:
- Provided zero waste education and monitored resource recovery stations at all Town sponsored events.
- Coordinated and hosted a “Take Back Day” to keep prescription drugs out of the water system and keep electronic waste out of the landfill. Free document shredding was also provided.
- Blogged extensively in the Patch.
- Hosted a backyard composting class.
- Taught 2 mini composting classes for the Fairfax FOCAS summer camp.
- Worked closely with Marin Sanitary to provide materials and outreach to businesses regarding commercial recycling and residential use of the Green bin food scrap service.
- Provided Fairfax residents with compost made from our yard and food scraps.