Special Recycling Services
Special Recycling Drop-off
TCSD offers special recycling options for our residents. Please call (415) 388-6393 to make an appointment to drop off the following items at our district office at 305 Bell Lane.
- E-Waste: Any household item with a cord (excludes large appliances).
- Cell Phones/ Chargers: batteries must be removed and disposed of in the battery recycle.
- Batteries: rechargable or single use (excludes car or automotive batteries).
- Printer Ink Cartridges
- Fluorescent Bulbs
- Expired Medications (pills should be removed from containers and placed in a plastic bag)
- Cooking Oil
TCSD does not accept hazardous waste. All hazardous materials (paints, pesticides, chemical cleaners, etc.); large appliances (water heaters, refrigerators, washers/dryers), and construction materials must be taken to the Marin County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility, (415) 485-6806. Drop off is between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, at 565 Jacoby Street, San Rafael.
Carpets can be recycled!
More than 300 million pounds of carpet is discarded in California landfills every year—carpet that, if taken to the right place, can be recycled in a variety of useful new products.
The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) California Drop-off Site map will help you find a place to take your old carpet to be recycled. Click here if you are looking for sites near you.
The California Carpet Stewardship Program is working to develop markets for recycled post-consumer carpet via grants, technical assistance and promotion. Post-consumer carpet is recycled by processors into fibers or plastic pellets, which can be used to make a broad range of products, including carpet, carpet tiles, carpet underlayment, and products for the automotive, transportation, and construction industries.
TCSD encourages residents to refer to Bye Bye Mattress for their mattress recycling needs. Bye Bye Mattress is a mattress recycling program operating in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The program was established by law and is operated by Mattress Recycling Council, a nonprofit that uses a recycling fee collected on each mattress and box spring sold, making recycling easier in our communities. As a result, our landfills and incinerators are less crowded as old mattresses are recycled into new, useful products. Click here to learn how and where to recycle