Bay Cities Refuse Service and the Sausalito Sustainability Commission are pleased to announce the Green Waste and Recycling “How-To’s” for Residents and Businesses

Sausalito, Marin City and our unincorporated county service area has joined the rest of Marin County in having a food scrap recycling program included in your weekly collection service. This means green waste/compostable are now picked up on a weekly basis, same as your regular garbage and recycling service.

The green cart is to be used for your household “green waste” and compostable food scraps. See below for guidelines on what is compostable and what is garbage. We encourage you to utilize the cart weekly on your regular collection day.

The blue cart is to be used for your “commingled” recycling. All glass, aluminum, tin, newspaper, junk mail, magazines, etc. is to be placed in this cart and placed at the curb every week. No need to separate, place it all in the cart.


  • Food Scraps
  • Soiled Paper
  • Plants
  • Yard Waste

NO Pet Litter or Waste, Dirt, Rocks, Hazardous Waste, Plastic bags or Construction materials.


  • Clean paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Bottles & Cans

NO Wax lined boxes, Styrofoam, Plastic bags, or Compostable bags 


Your trash will be greatly reduced by composting and recycling!


 Light Bulbs, Household Batteries, Paint or Hazardous waste

Cardboard Recycling

Do you have moving boxes?  Do you order items online?  Please break down all cardboard boxes!  Smaller boxes may fit in your blue cart.  Larger boxes should be tied or taped in manageable bundles and placed next to your cart at the curb.

Acceptable Items

  • Ream wrappers
  • File folders
  • Poster board
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Milk cartons

Drop Us a Line

If you are a business owner or multi-family dwelling that would like to set up your green waste and recycling program or
would like to explore how these services work best for you, please contact Bay Cities Refuse at 415-332-3646