Trash and Recycling
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
It’s easy to reduce, reuse and recycle in Marina! For more information:
Contact the Monterey Regional Waste Management District for reuse, recycling, composting, materials recovery and landfill disposal
Proper Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste such as Paint, Cleaning Products, Electronic Waste
Protect Your Central Coast to learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle in your home or business
Keep Monterey County Clean to report a litter problem
Waste Hauling Services
GreenWaste Recovery - New Waste Hauler
Effective May 1, 2015, the City of Marina and other Monterey Peninsula cities have contracted with GreenWaste Recovery, a privately owned and locally operated recycling and diversion company that specializes in the collection and processing of residential and commercial trash, yard trimmings, curbside recyclables, food waste, and construction and demolition debris.
GreenWaste has been a pioneer in the recycling industry since its inception in 1991 and has demonstrated leadership in the efficient, effective and environmentally sound collection and processing operations.
GreenWaste Recovery is Green Business Certified.
Since our inception in 1991, GreenWaste has consistently sought new opportunities to integrate environmental and conservation programs into our ongoing operations. As a materials hauler, we have been using biodiesel fuels since we assembled our first fleet, we are constantly increasing route efficiencies to reduce vehicle miles traveled and most recently, we have begun replacing our aging fleet with vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas. As a materials processor, they have some of the highest diversion rates in the industry and have installed 80,000 sq. ft. of solar panels on our MaterialRecovery Facility (MRF). We compost the organics that are recovered from the garbage we process.
GreenWaste Recovery is Climate RegisteredTM
GreenWaste has received Climate RegisteredTM status. Climate RegisteredTM status is awarded to members of the Climate Registry that measure their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to the Registry’s rigorous voluntary reporting program.
The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization that operates the only carbon footprint registry in North America. "Becoming Climate Registered isn’t easy," said former Executive Director Diane Wittenberg of the Climate Registry. "These organizations have measured the GHG footprints with accuracy and transparency. No greenwashing here; that’s real environmental leadership."
As a part of understanding the total GHG impact of GreenWaste’s collection and processing operations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the net benefit from recycling and composting materials were calculated in terms of avoided GHG emissions. In 2009, GreenWaste avoided over 250,000 metric tons of GHGs, making our avoided emissions 20 times higher than the emissions emitted by our operations. These calculated GHG benefits from recycling and composting are a benefit to the world as a whole, since there are multiple aspects to successful recycling programs. Therefore, these avoided emissions are not considered an offset to the operations. Instead, GreenWaste prefers to use this information to help generate an awareness and understanding of how important these recycling programs are to the local communities we serve.
GreenWaste Recovery Customer Service is available to assist with questions and comments.
We are excited to share the new 2020 Recycling & Waste Reduction Guide for Monterey County and the Quick Recycling Reference Guide (link shown below).
You will also find downloadable and printable guides on the www.whatgoeswhere.info and our www.mrwmd.org sites.