Treated wood waste (TWW) generated by residents or commercial generators is not accepted by any hauler or Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Marin County.
To find a disposal facility location authorized to accept treated wood waste visit the California Land Disposal Program’s website.
Treated wood means wood that has been treated with a chemical preservative for purposes of protecting the wood against attacks from insects, microorganisms, fungi, and other environmental conditions that can lead to decay of the wood, and the chemical preservative is registered pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. Sec. 136 et seq.). These preservatives often include one or more of the following constituents: arsenic, chromium, copper, pentachlorophenol, and creosote.
If you require documentation of the materials being sorted, please notify the attendant at the scale house BEFORE you enter the facility.
Monday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Marin Resource Recovery Center is closed on New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Marin Resource Recovery Center: 415-485-5647
565 Jacoby Street, San Rafael, CA, 94901
There are fees for bringing mixed construction & demolition debris, building construction and remodeling debris, landscaping materials, and bulky items to our facility.
Common recyclables are collected free of charge from residential customers. Businesses may be subject to charges.
Please call the office if you have a question about what materials are accepted and to get a cost estimate.
For a fee, we can provide detailed wastes audits of the materials collected depending on the size and complexity of materials. There is a minimum report fee of $125 (and a charge of $75 an hour for sorting) for a detailed report that includes pictures of the waste stream, analysis of the stream, and suggestions on ways to divert more materials.
For contractors and landscapers that need to show high diversion rates to comply for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects, local C&D ordinances and/or CalGreen, it is recommended that materials be source separated. Please inform the attendant at the MRRC booth on Jacoby or the scale house on Andersen of the contents of the load (i.e. concrete). This way, the material will be noted on the scale ticket and can be used to show a higher overall diversion rate.
Please note that due to equipment failure, the Q1, Q2, and Q3 2018 Diversion Rates are below 65%. New equipment was installed in August of 2018. We anticipate a return to a Diversion Rate above 65% for Q4 2018.
Source separation of materials in our rental debris boxes is the most efficient method of collection of materials that require diversion reporting.
The Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility provide Marin County households (except Novato) and businesses who are Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) with a safe and convenient option for hazardous waste disposal.
The Marin Recycling Center is a part of the Marin Sanitary family of companies and is the primary material recovery facility (MRF) for all residential and commercial curbside recyclable material in central Marin County.
The Marin Resource Recovery Center is part of the Marin Sanitary family of companies and is the primary materials recovery facility (MRF) for all residential and commercial customers in Marin County.
Marin Resource Recovery Center’s indoor dump is the size of approximately three football fields. Built in 1987, it provides the citizens of Marin County with a clean, enclosed environment for the disposal of solid waste.
Each month, the Marin Resource Recovery Center processes nearly 3,000 tons of recyclables using state-of-the-art equipment. A customized system of screens, conveyors, blowers, magnets, and hand-sorting separates dirt, sand, metal, wood, concrete, paper, and other materials for recovery.
We are proud to be a California Certified Green Business committed to conservation and sustainability.