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  •   Monterey County Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Homeless Population

    Since early 2017, the San Diego and Santa Cruz County Health Departments have been investigating local hepatitis A outbreaks among individuals who are homeless or use illicit drugs. Unfortunately, disease levels in Monterey County have now reached outbreak levels. Since October 2017, hepatitis A has been diagnosed in 9 individuals with a history of homeless in Monterey County. These individuals did not travel outside of Monterey County so are assumed to have become ill due to transmission within the homeless and illegal drug use communities in Monterey County.

    2/5/2018 4:46:00 PM

  •   UPDATE: Request for information about illegal hazardous waste dump

    Since the initial reporting of the illegally disposed hazardous waste barrels on January 17th, 2018, the Monterey County Health Department has identified four disposal locations within the county. 58 barrels have been found.Thanks to calls we received from the public, we are aware that there may be as many as 70 barrels total disposed.

    1/19/2018 3:07:00 PM

  • Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Update Communitiy Meeting

    Monterey County Behavioral Health will be hosting regional meetings to present an update on the Mental Health Services Act and get community feedback and input regarding some current and future MHSA activities.

    2/23/2018 3:28:00 PM

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Welcome to Recycling Resources & Recovery Services

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Monterey County Recycling Resource and Recovery Services Program is to protect public health and safety and to reduce the amount of solid waste that goes to local landfills by:

  • Implementing programs that remove barriers to waste reduction and promote proper disposal of waste;
  • Supporting and/or developing policies to increase diversion, minimize litter, and increase producer responsibility;
  • Educating the community on best practices to increase participation in waste diversion programs; and
  • Collaborating with the Monterey County community to maximize the use of resources and standardize practices.

Monterey County Recycling Services (MCRS) is comprised of a team who manage a well-rounded set of programs that support Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors’ efforts to divert waste from landfills to preserve Monterey County’s unique, beautiful ecosystem from the beaches bordering the Monterey Bay Sanctuary to the abundant agricultural fields across the Salinas Valley from the harmful impacts of improper disposal of waste.

Please select one of the following sections to find out more information:



Residential Waste
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Business Waste
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Special Events Waste
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Policy & Legislation
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Reusable bag Ordinance
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Used Batteries Drop-off Locations
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Construction & Demolition Recycling
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Used Oil & Filter Recycling
For Ag and Marine Industry


Recycling Market Development Zone loan Program
Guidelines, Regulation, Resources


Green Business Certification
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Mandatory Organics Recycling
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Big Sur Trash Updates
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