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  • Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Update

    A draft of the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Mental Health Services Act Annual Update is available for comment/review.

    3/23/2018 1:22:00 PM

  • World TB Day

    Saturday March 24th is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. TB is an infectious disease passed through the air that usually attacks the lungs but can also attack any part of the body including the kidney, spine, and brain. Most Americans think TB is a disease of the past, but TB is still a significant public health threat, particularly in Monterey County.

    3/23/2018 11:20:00 AM

  • Bayer Issues Recall of Alka-Seltzer Plus® Products

    Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus® packages that, were sold only in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018. The packages can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton.



Mandatory Organics Recycling



food scraps
food and flowers scraps
food scraps with tea bags and bones

Organics/Food Scraps


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.

For more information regarding the new rules Click here

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.

Disposal of Inedible Meat & Bone

Any parts or products of animals disposed of by inspected establishments, retail stores, custom slaughterers and custom processors and which are not intended for use as human food shall be disposed of through licensed renderers, licensed pet food processors, licensed collection centers or other method approved by the Director.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 407, 19380, 19383 and 19384, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 19200-19444, Food and Agricultural Code.

View More at Animal Health & Food Safety Services Division

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