Marin Resource Recover Center


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

  • 43 employees have tested positive over the last two weeks with the majority coming from our Marin Resource Recovery Facility.
  • Marin County Deputy Health Officer and other County Health officials visited the site Friday.
  • County officials reported that they were very pleased with the efforts in place to protect employee and public health. They were not concerned about our facility being at risk for infecting others.
  • They felt that much of the infection was most likely due to some recent spikes in infection throughout the community.
  • The community should not be concerned about infection from our drivers.
  • The majority of infections were at the facility here, not among the drivers or other public facing employees.
  • Any employees who have tested positive are quarantined for 10 days and exhibit no symptoms for the last 3 days of the quarantine. Only then are they allowed back to work.

Customer Service

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:

  • Please use our website as a place to get information and email our customer service representatives of non-critical items. This will keep our phone lines available for critical needs.
  • Please be patient. We will respond to voicemails within 24 hours.

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.

Mixed Construction & Demolition Debris

  • Sheetrock
  • Plaster
  • Tile
  • Stucco
  • Wood
  • Household Debris
  • Concrete (with or without rebar)
  • Asphalt
  • Brick

Building Construction & Remodeling Materials

  • All Appliances
  • Bathroom fixtures (sinks, toilets, tubs, etc.)
  • Carpet and carpet padding (Yes, these are recyclable!)
  • Dirt, rock

Landscaping Materials

  • Clean yard debris (yard trimmings, logs and tree sections)

Bulky Items

  • Mattresses, box springs and bed frames
  • Furniture
  • Non-commercial car and truck tires (up to 41 inches in diameter)
Baywise Demolition Guide


There are many materials that cannot be mixed with construction waste.

Get the details from, a collaboration of  Bay Area agencies who’ve come together to educate  residents and businesses about simple, cost-effective ways to protect San Francisco Bay preventing pollution at the source.

Contact, Location and 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 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.

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.


All “Mixed Debris” boxes will receive the facility diversion rate which has been less than 65% for the past year.

Diversion Reports

2018 Diversion Reports

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 5 p.m. at (415) 456-2601 to speak with a commercial recycling coordinator. 

Other 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.

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