About the Marin Hazardous Waste Facility

Sponsored by Zero Waste Marin and the City of San Rafael, the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility (MHHWF) has been operating at its current location in San Rafael since 1993. The Marin Recycling & Resource Recovery Association (MRRRA) works in partnership with these agencies to provide Marin County households (except Novato) and businesses who are Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) with a safe and convenient option for hazardous waste disposal.


Zero Waste in Marin

Regional Partner

Zero Waste Marin collects the funding for all the hazardous waste programs in Marin County, including ours.

Local Partner

The San Rafael Fire Department holds the county permit for our facility and is responsible for managing the waste generated at our facility.

Private Partner

That’s us! We operate the facility as the Marin Recycling & Resource Recovery Association.

Our Mission

Our mission is to safely collect, reuse, recycle, and dispose of household hazardous products generated by Marin County residents and small businesses. We provide education to the public on the importance of responsible disposal of toxic materials and the resulting benefits to our health, environment, and finances.

Our Vision

To offer a convenient collection of household hazardous wastes to Marin County residents and businesses by incorporating the best safety practices, systems, and education to reliable reduce, reuse, recycle, and dispose of existing and future hazardous products found in the market.

What We Collect And Where It Goes

You can read the full 2016-2017 Year-End Report here.


The hazardous waste program began in 1989 with the collection of batteries, motor oil, and paint (BOP program) at the Marin Recycling Center. Eventually, the facility was moved to its current location were other toxic and dangerous wastes such as household cleaners, pesticides, and propane tanks are collected. In 1992, the County received a grant to expand the facility offering residents and commercial customers more flexible hours to properly dispose of their household hazardous wastes.