Waste Audit/Services from Marin Sanitary
Marin Sanitary Service can help businesses located in Central Marin save some green by going green with complimentary and customizable services and products including FREE waste characterization studies, commercial recycling consultations, customizable recycling pick-ups, container options to fit various space constraints, and confidential paper shredding and recycling. Call Marin Sanitary Service to discuss options and resources - 415-485-1702.
Reduce Paper by Stopping Junk Mail
Reuse or Recycle Materials
General Recycling Information, Guides and Reuse Networks
Links to Local Haulers' Recycling Pages with Local Recycling Information
Construction Waste Recycling and Salvage
- The Away Station - A local building materials reuse center at Fairfax Lumber.
- Ohmega Salvage, Berkeley 510-843-7368
- Global Material Recovery Services, Santa Rosa, 707-585-8246
- Recycle Town, Petaluma, 707-795-3660
- The Reuse People, Alameda, 510-383-1983
- Whole House Building Supply, E. Palo Alto, 650-328-8731
- Materials Exchange Sites:
- CalMAX - connects businesses, organizations, manufacturers, schools, and individuals with online resources for exchanging materials.
Food Waste and Other Organics
- Cal Recycle
- ExtraFood.org - If you own or operate a a restaurant or grocery store (or any business that generates extra food) and often have excess food going to waste, partner with ExtraFood.org to make sure that excess food finds its way to a home in need. You can receive tax benefits and it's a simple way to make a difference in the community.
- Peanuts & Bubble Wrap - take to a local shipping store; they will usually accept them for free.
Purchase Recycled Content Products
Search Directory for All Categories: Cal Recycle
Including copy paper, computer or fax paper; folders or other paper products; pencils, rulers or other desk accessories; boxes or bags for retail use or shipping.
Janitorial Supplies and Services
- Green Seal - When evaluating janitorial supplies, Green Seal is a useful reference. It is an independent, non-profit organization that evaluates and recognizes less toxic products.
- Janiline - Cleaning Supply Company and a Marin Certified Green Business.
Food Service Supplies
Including biodegradable cutlery, plates and to-go containers.
- Biodegradable Products Institute - A useful site for leaning about biodegradable products and searching for products.
- SF Environment's Composting - The City of San Francisco's Department of the Environment has an excellent site that including information on compostable products and links vendors of compostable foodware.
Benches Playground or Picnic Equipment
- Cal Recycle - provides information on vendors that manufacture outdoor equipment with recycled content.
Recycled Content and Reused Construction and Building Materials
- The Away Station - a local building materials reuse center at Fairfax Lumber.
- Urban Ore -accepts donations and sells salvaged building materials for reuse.