Town Hall offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Single Residential Properties

Starting January 2022, all California residents will be required to compost organic waste properly. The law aims to reduce harmful methane emissions from landfills that contribute to climate change and global warming.

Please visit CalRecycle's website and Zero Waste Marin's website for more information on the new law.

How do I comply?

Subscribe to composting service with Marin Sanitary Service! Representatives are available at (415) 456-2601, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you live in an apartment complex with 5 or more units visit our multifamily webpage.

How does this new law affect me?

Under the new State and Local Organics and Recycling Law (SB 1383), residents must sort recyclable and compostable materials into the appropriate containers.

Residents of single-family homes, condos, and apartments with fewer than five units with trash collection services from Marin Sanitary Service can obtain a composting cart at no additional cost.

Remember to sort all waste correctly! For a list of what goes where check out Marin Sanitary Service printable resources; Recycling, Composting, and Landfill, or check out their "Where does it go, Joe?" tool!


  • Check out this flyer and signage from Marin Sanitary Service to help you sort waste properly.
  • Questioning the proper way to discard an object? Check out the "Where does it go, Joe?" tool!
  • Interested in learning more about the new law? Click here for Marin Sanitary Service's newsletter.
  • Interested in learning more about the new law? Watch this video from CalRecycle by clicking here to learn more!
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