Take Back Day is Back! Come to a one stop shop for recycling and safe disposal of these items:
NOTICE: For the safety of their staff, follow COVID-19 rules: 1. Remain in vehicle at all times. Crack window in order to talk to collection event staff. 2. Place materials in trunk of car, or bed of truck, not on seats.
1) Prescription Drugs and Medications- collected by the Fairfax Police- UNTIL 1pm Only.
Household medications are the number one cause of childhood poisonings. And, they pollute our waterways when they are flushed. The DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back program safely disposes your medicines.
2) Electronics Waste- collected by Conservation Corps North Bay
Accepting: working and non-working TVs, office equipment, cell phones, tablets, microwaves, printers, computers, laptops, stereos, game consoles, cords. Not accepting: appliances, batteries, and fluorescent lamps
Note: Fairfax Lumber and Good Earth collect used batteries. Fluorescent (CFLs), Halogen and LED light bulbs and batteries can be taken to the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility for safe disposal or recycling. Incandescent bulbs may be disposed of in your trash.
3) Paper Shredding- service provided by Marin Sanitary Service. This free service is for Fairfax Residents Only.
Shred your sensitive documents (up to 2 bankers boxes). Please no plastic, folders or binders. Staples/paperclips OK.
Also…. FREE COMPOST FOR FAIRFAX RESIDENTS!
Bring it Home! Free compost will be available for Fairfax residents at Take Back Day. This will be the last of three deliveries made in 2020. The compost is made from the food and yard waste collected in your green curbside carts. Since the delivery is shared with all Fairfax residents, please do not take more than five 5-gallon buckets (which provides about a one inch cover for a 40 square foot garden).
Use of Compost: Compost is a soil amendment that improves the water-holding capacity and structure of your soil, but too much of it can harm your plants! It is recommended that you use no more than 1-2 inches on your annuals & perennials.