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CDPH Issues Guidelines on How to Reduce Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy from Cell Phones
As smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today issued guidance for individuals and families who want to decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. Although the scientific community has not reached a consensus on the risks of cell phone use, research suggests long-term, high use may impact human health.
12/14/2017 2:28:50 PM
Winter Recess Closure List
Many Monterey County government offices will be closed or have limited hours of operation during a Winter Recess scheduled from December 26th- 29st. Check the department open/closed list for available services.
12/13/2017 4:06:00 PM
It's Not Too Late
It’s that time of year again. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you have not gotten vaccinated yet. A flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season.
12/4/2017 11:28:00 AM
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.
UPDATED DIVERSION REQUIREMENT CHANGE!!
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
State law regarding construction waste
The 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
The 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.