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What's New In Recycling


The City and BCRS have established a new composting program which was phased in during the summer of 2012.  With the new program, food scraps and greencycle, now called composting, will be collected every week.  You can put food scraps of all kinds including soiled paper and napkins into it.  As a part of the agreement, BCRS offers residents several sizes of toters and special kitchen pails. Read all about the details of the program by clicking here.


The Sustainability Commission awarded its Green Business of the Year plaque to AlterECO.  AlterECO is an outstanding member of the Sausalito community specializing in bamboo cabinetry.  AlterECO™ creates unique and beautiful custom bamboo cabinets built to high standards of craftsmanship, utility and sustainability. As pioneers in modern bamboo cabinetry, their ecological design principles have been at the heart and soul of their work from day one. Bamboo has aesthetic appeal, structural integrity, and environmental benefits. AlterECO works from an innovative palette that includes a variety of sustainable materials. The beauty and character of the bamboo, wood, and natural composite materials they use are enhanced by premium quality low or zero VOC finishes--helping to assure a healthier indoor environment. If you have a green business in mind that should be honored, or E-mail The Wiz.


The Commission is considering a single-use bag ordinance, and a ban on portable gas-fueled gardening tools.  We are working with activists, the City and our neighboring cities to develop programs that will have the least possible impact on residents and businesses while, at the same time, reducing the environmental impact of these problems.  We welcome your input.  Just drop by one of our meetings or  E-mail The Wiz.  

Help us Raise our Recycling Rate

We want to make it as convenient and economical as possible for you. As in all California cities, we must recycle everything possible to avoid stiff, State-mandated, penalties, and to minimize the use of expensive, unfriendly, landfills. In recent years, Marin increased our waste-to-the-dump ratio to over 65%. However, Sausalito is still not doing its share. With your help, we can do our part. The rules are fairly simple and sensible. Read them in the Recycling Details or go to our special Recycling Reminder Card and print it. We update our web pages several times a year. If you have questions or comments, please email us at

Waste, Recycle and Sustainability Contacts:

Sausalito Sustainability Commission -
Bay Cities Refuse Co. - For billing and service questions call (415) 332 3646
between 8am - 3pm on weekdays. 
San Rafael Dump - for disposal of large or special items, call (415) 485 5646
for hours, rates. 
San Rafael Hazardous Waste Center - Free. Call (415) 485 5646 for hours.

Recycling and waste pickup procedures are set by the City Council, with the advice of the Sausalito Sustainability Commission and Bay Cities Refuse Service, our licensed waste and recycling contractor. All residences and businesses are required to subscribe to these pickup services. All Items that cannot be collected at your address must be taken to “The Dump” in San Rafael or in Novato. (see Disposing of Everything Else)

All toxic items must be taken to the San Rafael Hazardous Waste Facility. Call (415) 485-5646 for details. The only exceptions are items such as batteries, discussed in Recycling Details. Hazardous Waste items include all paint cans, chemical cans, asbestos, etc. All hazardous waste disposal is free.

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