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  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday.

    10/20/2017 2:54:00 PM

  • Recent Cannabis Raid a Reminder that Unpermitted Growing Operations are Illegal

    A recent multi-agency raid on multiple illegal cannabis growing operations in south Monterey County is a reminder that there are restrictions on cultivating cannabis in Monterey County. Engaging in cannabis-related activity in violation of County laws is subject to law enforcement action.

    10/16/2017 9:43:00 AM

  • Health Officials Encourage Public to Get Vaccinated Early in the Season

    Public Health Departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza season is beginning. Because the flu is unpredictable and the vaccine takes two weeks to become fully effective, Monterey County health officials urge everyone six months and older to get vaccinated early in the season. It’s important to get vaccinated prior to the circulation of influenza in your community.

    10/2/2017 9:00:00 AM

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Ag Used Oil & Filter Recycling

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Ag Used Oil and Filter Collection

Monterey County is world famous for the bounty of produce grown here. As a farmer you are a steward of our precious land, tending to the soil and protecting it for an abundant harvest now and into the future. Hazardous wastes, such as used motor oil, pesticides, waste diesel and other chemicals can pollute groundwater and reduce soil fertility. Handling these materials responsibly and safely will keep your land healthy and productive.

Make an appointment to drop off used motor oil and filters at these locations for FREE!

*Generate less than 27 gallons of used motor oil per month. Limit one 55-gallon drum of oil and one 55-gallon drum of filters per drop off.

Drop off locations

  • San Benito County Public Works Yard: 3220 Southside Rd. Hollister (831) 636-4110
  • Sturdy Oil: 1511 Abbott St. Salinas (831) 422-8801
  • San Miguel Canyon Public Works Yard: 1171 San Miguel Canyon Road Royal Oak, 95076 (831) 722-2226
  • Agricultural Commissioner: 522 N. 2nd St. King City (831) 385-5266

Oil & Filter Collection Statistics 2013 - 2015

recycle_used_oil_filtersIn 2015, a grand total of 8,585 gallons of used oil and 14,250 filters were collected from Agricultural Oil & Filter Collection Centers (Ag Centers) in Monterey County. The table below includes data from the three Agricultural CCC sites serving small farmers in Monterey County, all of which are located within the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA) service area.

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Video About recycling your used car oil - Click to watch

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