You may or may not be aware of the residential dual stream recycling collection that Mill Valley Refuse Service (MVRS) has began to implement. Dual stream collection produces the cleanest and most marketable stream of high-quality material. It helps eliminate contamination which has become very important ever since China's government decided to change their environmental policy regarding the types of recycling it would accept from other countries. To get more information on international policies affecting global commodity markets, please click here.
Just so you have a little more background information, MVRS proposed the change to dual stream collection from single stream collection to all of the jurisdictions that are part of the franchise agreement with MVRS and each jurisdiction voted in favor of the proposal.
Now, we want you to know that we understand that dual stream recycling sounds like a big headache, so we want to help guide you in the right direction and help you understand how everything is going to work. MVRS has mailed you a flyer that looks like the one below. In this flyer you will find answers to questions like "Why not pick up both streams on the same week?" or "What is the alternating week pick up schedule?"
The flyer also has information regarding the courtesy notice you will be receiving if for some reason you happen to sort your recycling the wrong way in the next few weeks. We think it is super important to begin educating ourselves on the correct way to sort our recycling so we ask that you visit the MVRS website to learn as much as possible. Don't worry, you won't be the only one doing so, we are right there with you for we have to follow the same process.
Remember that if you have any questions, you should contact MVRS directly. However, you should try to exhaust all of your resources first and by that we mean, check out their website. They just re-designed it so you have an easier time navigating through everything. There is so much information on their website that it won't take that long for you to become a dual stream recycling expert.
We hope you find all of this information helpful and if you still feel like you prefer to contact MVRS with your questions, here is their contact information.
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 415-457-9760 ext. 5