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  • It’s time to know your TB status and risk!

    The California Department of Public Health has announced that 2,091 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) disease were identified in the state in 2018, an increase compared to the 2,059 cases reported in 2017. TB is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases and is one of the top ten causes of death, causing more deaths each year than HIV/AIDS. The health department continues to advocate for increased testing and treatment of latent TB infection because treatment prevents people from developing TB disease. Latent TB infection means that an individual has the germ that causes TB, but it is not yet making them sick. Treatment of latent TB infection is essential to achieve a TB-free California. This year’s World TB Day (March 24th, 2019) theme is: It’s Time!

    3/22/2019 9:00:00 AM

  • Notice of Monterey/San Benito County’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Application Process for Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) 2019 Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA).

    On behalf of the Leadership Council, the Coalition of Homeless Services Providers (CHSP) issued its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) on February 8, 2019. Eligible activities include; expansion of homeless bed inventory through new emergency shelters, warming shelters, transitional, permanent or other homeless housing; operating and/or supportive services for new homeless beds; rental assistance, rapid rehousing, eviction prevention and/or move-in assistance; street outreach programs; health and safety education services; criminal justice diversion programs; housing navigation services; landlord mitigation programs; targeted case management and other related activities.

    2/11/2019 9:28:00 AM

  • Monterey County’s Water Resources Agency is looking for community members to serve on its Basin Management Advisory Committee

    The Monterey County Water Resources Agency is seeking applications for three (3) vacant public member seats on the Basin Management Advisory Committee (BMAC).

    2/6/2019 9:28:51 AM


Construction and Demolition Recycling



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Construction Waste

During February- October 2017 Monterey Regional Waste Management District will be limited on the diversion services due to reconstruction of the Materials Recovery Facility please  contact the facility for more information.


NEW: AUGUST 2017 UPDATE: Recyclable materials vary depending on the location of your project in the County. Please choose the flyer below that is specific to the location of the construction project.

Document Description Link

Recyclable materials vary depending on the location of your project in the County; this flyer is specific to construction projects located in the areas of Moss Landing, Castroville, Marina, Monterey-Salinas Highway, unicorporated Carmel, Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands and Big Sur.

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Los materiales reciclables varían dependiendo de las ubicaciones de su proyecto en el Condado; Este folleto es específico para los proyectos de construcción ubicados en las áreas de Moss Landing, Castroville, Marina, autopista de Monterey-Salinas, sitios no incorporado como Carmel, Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands y Big Sur. Siga

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Recyclable materials vary depending on the location of your project in the County; this flyer is specific to construction projects located in the areas of Salinas and Salinas Valley areas of the County. ( Los materiales reciclables varían dependiendo de la ubicación de su proyecto en el Condado; Este folleto es específico para los proyectos de construcción ubicados en las áreas de Salinas y Salinas Valley áreas del Condado. Siga)

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Effective January 1, 2017, jurisdictions including those without a C&D ordinance requiring the diversion of 65 percent of construction waste, the owners/builder of construction projects within the covered occupancies will be required to divert 65 percent of the construction waste materials generated during the project.

Want to learn more? Click here for additional information from CalRecycle.

State law regarding construction waste

contractorThe County is required under State law to divert materials from landfill disposal. Construction and demolition debris, or C&D debris, comprises nearly 30% of the solid waste stream. Also under State law, all permitted new building construction (residential and non-residential), demolition, and certain additions and alteration projects are required to recycle and/or salvage for reuse a minimum 50% of the nonhazardous C&D debris generated during the project (California Green Building Standards Code Sections 4.408, 5.408, 301.1.1 and 301.3).

Information if you opt to self-haul

If you opt to self-haul please refer to following links to get more accurate information on what materials are accepted in your area’s waste receiver (Monterey Regional Waste Management District or Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority):

Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (Salinas Valley area) http://svswa.org/commercial/construction-and-demolition/

Monterey Regional Waste Management District (Monterey Peninsula area) http://www.mrwmd.org/programs-services/recycling/


Construction and Demolition Permitting Information

For more information on demolition permits read the RMA Permit Center’s Demolition Permit Submittal Requirements Guide, which can be found here. For general information on construction permitting in unincorporated Monterey County visit the Permit Center’s Homepage.

Exclusive Franchise Agreement for County

cal_greenThe County has an exclusive franchise agreement for construction and demolition debris box hauling services with Waste Management. Under this exclusive franchise agreement only Waste Management may independently deliver drop boxes and/or bins to a job site and haul them away when full. Contractors may self-haul debris from their job sites

as an incidental part of their services, only when the equipment, vehicles and/or trailers being used is owned and operated by the Contractor performing the service at the job site(s). Contractors may not hire a third-party to provide hauling services.