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Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child
You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?
Illegal Grease Dump found on Lapis Road
On Thursday, April 12, 2017, a team from Monterey County Health Department’s Environmental Health Bureau responded to a report of two 55- gallon drums disposed on Lapis Road in Marina. It appears the drums contained kitchen grease and the contents had spilled onto the ground. The drums did not have lids. This may be the fourth such disposal of kitchen grease on Lapis Road.
Monterey County Announces Temporary Closure of Red Barn Flea Market
Effective the morning of April 15, 2018, the Red Barn Flea Market will be closed pending a hearing on Monterey County’s application for an appointment of a receiver, a neutral third party, to operate the flea market and bring the property into compliance with state law and County code. A hearing on that application is scheduled for April 27, 2018 in Monterey County Superior Court.
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What is the purpose of this new regulation?
Approximately 75% of California’s solid waste generation comes from commercial sources, which includes commercial, industrial, construction/demolition activities and multi-family residential complexes. In the unincorporated areas of Monterey County, approximately 54% of solid waste generated came from commercial sources. Of which, only 25% was recycling.
The passing of AB 341 will divert commercial solid waste to recycling efforts, reduce disposal fees for businesses and reclaim valuable resources. Recycling also saves natural resources, helps California’s environment, promotes economic growth and recycling sector job creation, and reduces impacts to global warming.
Who will this affect and what does the new regulation require?
Commercial businesses that generate four (4) cubic yards or more of solid waste per week and multi-family residential complexes of five (5) units or more must implement a recycling program.
When did this bill go into effect?
July 1, 2012
What is the proper response?
Affected commercial businesses and multi-family residential complexes should contact Monterey County Recycling Services to schedule a FREE waste assessment. Recycling Services staff will review what is currently going in to your garbage, help you find ways to divert recyclable materials, and provide you with service level recommendations to ensure your business is equipped with the proper garbage, recycling and yard waste collection service. Service level adjustments may also lead to a reduction in disposal costs. Recycling Services may be reached at (831) 755-4505 or email@example.com.
What other information needs to be communicated?
Recycling Services staff will also provide employee and/or custodial staff training to ensure everyone understands what is and is not recyclable and help you sustain a successful recycling program. Tourism based businesses (bars, restaurants, hotels) and multi-family residential complexes may also qualify to receive free indoor recycling infrastructure, such as collection bins, labels, and brochures. Contact Recycling Services for more information.
How can I find out more?
Below is a list of additional resources to help you implement a recycling program at your business or multi-family residential complex:
- Commercial & Multi-Family Complete Disposal & Recycling Guide (PDF)
- Read AB 341 (Chesbro)
- California Department of Resources Recovery and Recycling (CalRecycle)
- Commercial Climate Calculator