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Childhood Lead Poisioning Prevention Week
Lead poisoning can seriously affect a child’s brain and nervous system. It can cause learning and behavioral problems. A blood lead test is the only way to identify lead poisoning in children. "The purpose of this campaign is to remind parents that lead poisoning can be detrimental to young children’s health and development. It's important for parents to ask their child’s doctor about lead testing
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
Did you know that starting April 1, 2016 business that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste needed to sign up for organic waste recycling service?
Did you know starting January 1, 2017 the total amount generated reduced to 4 cubic yards?
Did you know starting January 1, 2019 businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week must arrange for organic waste recycling services?
Contact your garbage company today for more information:
Waste Management (Unincorporated Monterey County & King City) 1(800)321-8226
Republic Services of Salinas (City of Salinas) (831)775-3840
Monterey Disposal Services (City of Monterey) (831) 372-7977
Tri-Cities (Soledad, Gonzales, & Greenfield) 1(888)678-6798
Green Waste Recovery - Green Waste Recovery Website (Cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Sand City and Seaside. See their website for contact information by city.
What is considered organic:
Organic waste, or green waste, is organic material such as food, garden and lawn clippings. It can also include animal and plant based material and degradable carbon such as paper, cardboard and timber. Some examples are: Coffee grounds,soiled paper and napkins, Teabags,Meat/ Bones, Egg Shells, and Cut Flowers.