The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority at Marin Resource Recovery Center (MRRC). MRRC continues to operate as an essential service to our communities allowing for public drop off of materials at our indoor dump.
Updated June 22, 2020
Our customer service representatives will continue to answer inquiries from our customers. Our ability to answer calls may be hindered during this time and we ask the following:
Got extra stuff that cannot be donated or picked up curbside by Marin Sanitary Service? Doing some remodeling or landscaping? Bring it to Marin Resource Recovery Center (MRRC)! All materials disposed of in this facility are sorted using state-of-the-art equipment to retrieve all recyclable materials.
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.
When you take your materials here, you can rest assured they are going to be recycled if at all possible.
When you take your materials to the Marin Resource Recovery Center, you can rest assured they are going to be recycled if at all possible.
The MRRC accepts all types of non-hazardous commercial and residential solid waste materials.
If you need documentation of the materials being sorted, please notify the attendant at the scale house BEFORE you enter the facility. The following materials are accepted at the Marin Resource Recovery Facility.
There are many materials that cannot be mixed with construction waste.
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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 Recycling Center: 415-485-5647
565 Jacoby Street, San Rafael, CA, 94901
There are fees for bringing materials to the MRRC. The fees will vary depending on the item and the load size. Please call the office if you have a question about what materials are accepted and to get a cost estimate.
If you need to rent a debris box, please contact Marin Sanitary Service at 415-456-2601.
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.
All “Mixed Debris” boxes will receive the facility diversion rate which has been less than 65% for the past year.
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.
Need help? Call our office Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (415) 456-2601 to speak with a commercial recycling coordinator.
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.