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Treated Wood

Treated Wood Disposal

Treated Wood Waste Disposal

The alternative management standard (AMS), which allows waste haulers to accept treated wood waste (TWW) from residential and commercial customers, expires on December 31, 2020.

 

For this reason, beginning on January 1, 2021, waste haulers in the County of Marin cannot accept TWW at their facilities, in their debris boxes, and in the garbage, recycling, or composting bins as treated wood is now considered hazardous waste.

 

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is working on some variances that could allow some facilities to receive TWW. Until the variances are applied, DTSC suggests generators delay removing treated wood if possible or temporarily storing the waste before disposal.

 

Currently, the Marin Household Hazardous Waste facility cannot accept TWW from residential or commercial generators. Please, do not bring TWW to the facility, and please do not instruct your customers to do so either. If you must remove any TWW, read the DTSC factsheet to avoid any penalties and get a disposal estimate from an approved hazardous waste hauler. To find more information related to the topic, visit the DTSC website. Below is a list of companies that you can contact for transportation and disposal of TWW:

 

What is treated wood?

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Treated wood is wood that has gone through a treatment process with chemical preservatives to protect it against pests and environmental conditions. Typically, treated wood is used in exterior applications where ground or water contact is likely.

 

What qualifies as treated wood?

Treated wood means wood that has been treated with a chemical preservative for purposes of protecting the wood against attacks from insects, microorganisms, fungi, and other environmental conditions that can lead to decay of the wood, and the chemical preservative is registered pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. Sec. 136 et seq.). These preservatives often include one or more of the following constituents: arsenic, chromium, copper, pentachlorophenol, and creosote.

 

What doesn’t qualify as treated wood?

  • Natural wood with no chemical preservatives.
  • Natural wood coated in paint or surface finish such as lacquer, shellac, polyurethane and varnish.
Cleaning Products

Toxic Away Day – June 13th from 9 am to 1 pm

Have you been spending more time than usual cleaning your home? During the Toxic Away Day, you can responsibly dispose of the hazardous products that you have found in your bathroom, kitchen, or garage. Call now to schedule your appointment!


 

Cleaning Products

¡Día de colección de residuos tóxicos! Junio 13 de 9 am a 1pm

¿Has estado limpiado tu casa últimamente más de lo normal? Durante el día de recolección de desechos tóxicos tu puedes deshacerte responsablemente de todos los productos peligrosos que has encontrado en el baño, cocina, o garaje. Llama ahora para separar tu cita.


 

Ready Training June 29th, 2019

Learn how to prepare for the upcoming fire season! This is a great opportunity to learn about the basic items that we need to have in our emergency bags and how to organize a family evacuation plan. Organized by the Multicultural Center of Marin.

 

 


 

Listos Entrenamiento Junio 29, 2019

¡Aprende cómo prepararte para la próxima temporada de incendios! Esta es una gran oportunidad para aprender sobre los elementos básicos que debemos tener en nuestras bolsas de emergencia y cómo organizar un plan de evacuación familiar. Organizado por el Centro Multicultural de Marin.

 

 


 

Zero Waste in Marin

Zero Waste in Marin

Zero Waste Marin is the formal name for the Marin Hazardous and Solid Waste Joint Powers Authority (JPA), which is comprised of representatives from all over Marin County.


Their mission is to help residents and businesses meet the county’s Zero Waste goal by 2025 by reducing and recycling their solid waste and safely disposing of hazardous materials. They provide information on household hazardous waste collection, recycling, composting and waste disposal and their website is full of useful information. They also ensure our county’s compliance with state recycling mandates – all while educating the citizens and businesses of Marin.


WHO MAKES UP ZERO WASTE MARIN?

Zero Waste Marin is comprised of the city and town managers of Belvedere, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito and Tiburon and the County of Marin. Zero Waste Marin ensures Marin’s compliance with the California Integrated Waste Management Act and its waste reduction mandates.


HAZARDOUS WASTE PARTNER

In addition to addressing the statutory requirements of the Integrated Waste Management Act, Zero Waste Marin also works with us at the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility to provide hazardous waste collection to citizens and businesses in all areas of Marin except for the City of Novato.


Learn more at ZeroWasteMarin.com.
 


 

Refillable is better

Refillable Cylinders

In North America, 40 million disposable one-pound propane cylinders are used and tossed out each year with an estimated four million in California alone!

THE PROBLEM

Empty cylinders are often disposed of improperly in landfills, dumpsters, household trash, campsites, on the roadside or in recycling containers and proper recycling is costly. When “empty,” disposable cylinders often still contain a small amount of gas, posing a danger to sanitation and parks workers due to the risk of explosions and resulting fires.

THE SOLUTION

Refillable cylinders! Refillables save money and hassle, they cost from $1.99 to $3.99 to refill (depending on location) because you only pay for the gas and filling service, not the container, they last up to 12 years and can be refilled hundreds of times.


Learn more at RefuelYourFun.org