One million plastic cups are tossed into the landfill every minute. Thanks to everyone who purchased the reusable aluminum cups sold at the Fairfax Festival (or brought their own). Sustainable Fairfax installed a cup collection display to educate people on this issue. Please continue to spread the good word!
CURBSIDE CLEAN-UP IN FAIRFAX - WEEK OF APRIL 29 - MAY 3
Marin Sanitary Service offers residential curbside clean-ups twice per year (fall and spring). These preset dates are determined by the town you live in.
During your clean-up week, you can put out up to 14 bags of extra material at no extra cost on your normal service day.
WHAT YOU CAN PUT AT THE CURB FOR CURBSIDE CLEAN-UP
CURBSIDE CLEAN-UP DATES
Material will be collected on your normal service day during your areas’ scheduled clean-up week.
Curbside clean-up weeks are listed in the table below. If you do not see your area listed, you can use the cycle and tax body codes from your bill to determine what week we’ll be servicing your area.
|Billing Cycle||Tax body||Area||Scheduled Week|
|R1||MASA||San Anselmo||March 4-8, 2019|
|R1||MARN||Unincorporated Ross Valley North||March 4-8, 2019|
|R1||MAGS & MASR||San Rafael||March 11-15, 2019|
|R2||MAGS & MASR||San Rafael||April 1-5, 2019|
|R2||MARS/MACO||Unincorporated Ross Valley South||April 8-12, 2019|
|R3||MAGS & MASR||San Rafael||April 15-19, 2019|
|R3||MALK||Larkspur||April 22-26, 2019|
|R3||MAFF||Fairfax||April 29-May 3, 2019|
|R3||MALG||Unincorporated Las Gallinas||May 6-10, 2019|
|R3||MARO||Ross||May 13-17, 2019|
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Location: Fairfax Pavilion Parking Lot, 142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax, CA
All Fairfax Residents! Do a little spring cleaning, and come to Fairfax Take Back Day for a one stop shop for recycling and safe disposal of these items:
→ Prescription Drugs and Medications- collected by the Fairfax Police
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.
→ Electronics Waste- collected by Conservation Corps North Bay
Examples: computers, microwaves, iPods, printers, cell phones, TVs, remotes. Please no batteries or bulbs.
Note: Bulbs and batteries will not be collected. Fairfax Lumber, Good Earth and United Markets 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.
→ Free Paper Shredding- service provided by Marin Sanitary Service
For Fairfax Residents Only. Shred your sensitive documents (up to 2 bankers boxes). Please no plastic, folders or binders. Staples/paperclips OK.
→ Mattress Recycling- collected by Conservation Corps North Bay
Drop off your old mattresses for recycling! Bye Bye Mattress® is a program of the Mattress Recycling Council.
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 first of several deliveries to be made by Marin Sanitary Service in 2019. This 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.
GETTING THERE: Walk, Bike or Drive through the drop off spots in the Fairfax Pavilion Parking lot. Please enter from Bank Street.
Sustainable Fairfax, Marin Sanitary Service, Conservation Corps North Bay and the Town of Fairfax bring this opportunity to Fairfax residents once a year.
Please join a conversation with board members of Sustainable Fairfax, learn about our four primary volunteer “Hubs,” and discover exciting ways to get involved. This is your opportunity to take community-based action to minimize our environmental impact.
The focus will be on our Zero Waste Program and the important paradigm shift taking place from disposable to REUSABLE! Bring your burning questions! This is an opportunity to get down and dirty about the truths behind the recycling crisis.
Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm.
Free to All.
Join Sustainable Fairfax and the Environmental Forum of Marin for a screening of the film WASTED! Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming “scraps” into incredible dishes that creates a more secure food system.
See how food waste directly contributes to climate change and how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st century.
Free Raffle for $100 Good Earth Gift Certificate!
Film will be followed by a discussion with the Sustainable Fairfax Zero Waste Team.
6:30pm: DOORS OPEN
6:30-7:00pm: Raffle and tabling
Suggested donation: $10.