Marin Resource Recover Center


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.

What qualifies as treated wood?

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.

What doesn’t qualify as treated wood?

Treated Wood Example

Materials Accepted

The following materials are accepted at the Marin Resource Recovery Facility.

The MRRC accepts all types of non-hazardous commercial and residential solid waste materials. All materials disposed of in this facility are sorted using state-of-the-art equipment to retrieve all recyclable materials.

If you require documentation of the materials being sorted, please notify the attendant at the scale house BEFORE you enter the facility.

Mixed Construction & Demolition Debris

Building Construction & Remodeling Materials

Landscaping Materials

Bulky Items

Common Recyclables

Wear Safety Gear

Your safety is important to us!

When dropping off materials at our facility, we suggest that you follow these safety protocols.

Contact, Location, & Hours

Marin Resource Recovery Center Hours

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.

Contractors & Landscapers

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.

Diversion Reporting

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.

Contact a Commercial Recycling Coordinator

Need help? Call our office Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at (415) 456-2601 to speak with a commercial recycling coordinator. 

Other Recycling Resources

Debris Box Rentals

Rent a Debris Box 

Source separation of materials in our rental debris boxes is the most efficient method of collection of materials that require diversion reporting. 



Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Hazardous Waste

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.

Marin Recycling Center

Marin Recycling Center

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.

About the Marin Resource Recovery Center

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.

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