Got Yard Debris?

Please call 415 662 9849 for information about dropping off your clean green material.

The green materials drop-off site is open to the public:
Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday by calling 415 662 9849 for assistance
5575 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio (See map in side bar)

Closed Thanksgiving Day!

The drop-off fee provides essential long-term financial support for the Project and is competitive with alternative green materials disposal options for West Marin residents, while reducing the time and fuel needed for trucking to east Marin disposal sites, or beyond. Please note: It is illegal to put toxins into the green can or dispose of them in any but an approved toxic waste facility.  Each incoming load is inspected; contaminated loads are not accepted.  If contaminants are found following off-loading, the driver will be required to immediately reload and remove the material from the site.

Only clean green material will be accepted at the drop off site.

West Marin equestrian facilities:
West Marin Compost provides manure hauling services.   We will place an empty dumpster for used bedding and manure.  Full dumpsters are hauled and an replaced by an empty dumpster as needed. Please call 415 662 9849 to set up your service and discuss fees.


5 thoughts on “Got Yard Debris?

  1. Keith S

    Hi there,

    I live in Cotati and used to use Sonoma Compost at the landfill site. It is great to see that you have some sort of partnership with them.

    I know that they used to accept “all” green waste at their site. I was wondering what you mean by “clean green material”? Does that mean that all of the dirt off of the roots has to be removed? I am pretty sure that a more local competitor (up on Llano Road) requires that and with the bunch grass that I’ve been pulling up that is just a “bridge too far”!

    Also do you take blackberries? I see that you DON’T accept “Tim” (what is that?) nor Morning Glory, which I don’t have any of.

    Finally – for your free yard drop off days – is that open to Marin Residents only, since it is in conjunction with Marin County Fire?

    1. admin Post author

      Hello Keith,

      Thank you for your post. Yes, we love the working relationship with Sonoma Compost.

      Clean green means no garbage. Seems logical, but with curbside collected organics that still has a long ways to go. At West Marin Compost we do not accept that. We assume that there will be some residual dirt on the plants. You do not need to pressure wash the roots, bit some good shaking off is appreciated. Our compost is very clean, virtually free of contaminants. We are proud of that.

      I just took over the management of the website and noticed that Tim too. I still have to find out about that 😉 We are OK with blackberries.

      The free drop-off is for Marin residents only. Proof of residency will be required.

      If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

      Will Bakx

  2. Keith S

    Great – thanks for your reply. I had assumed the Marin, due to MCFD’s involvement. All that means is that I can bring my stuff out on any day you’re open, instead of holding off for the July weekend 😉

  3. Jaak Saame

    I own a second home in Dillon Beach in the Oceana Marin Association home owners group. My primary residence is in Penngrove in Sonoma County. I have clean yard materials (mostly coyote bush cuttings) from my Dillon Beach home. As a Main County Taxpayer do I qualify for free drop-off?

    I can bring my Marin County tax bill to show ownership of my Dillon Beach home.

    1. admin Post author

      Hello Jaak,

      Unfortunately you missed that opportunity. The free drop-off dates for Marin County residents is in June/July to promote safe fire protection. Keep an eye on our website for next year.



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