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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
Baby its Cold Outside - Stay warm safely
The National Weather Service’s forecast for freezing temperatures leaves residents vulnerable to cold. The Monterey County Health Department would like to remind everyone to keep warm safely.
2/20/2018 11:05:00 AM
Monterey County Commercial industriesMonterey County is home to a thriving agricultural and tourist economy. These industries also produce large amounts of waste products. In 2015, the commercial industry in the unincorporated area of Monterey County generated nearly 46,000 tons of waste (53% of total waste) of which only 20% was diverted.
Simple, Convenient solutions for businesses
To ensure Monterey County meets its goals and State requirements, Recycling Services ensures that simple, convenient solutions to divert waste at work are available to businesses. In addition to standard collection services, Recycling Services works in partnership with the franchised hauler and other agencies to implement additional services such as:
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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