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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
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
In 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.