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  •   Monterey County Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Homeless Population

    Since early 2017, the San Diego and Santa Cruz County Health Departments have been investigating local hepatitis A outbreaks among individuals who are homeless or use illicit drugs. Unfortunately, disease levels in Monterey County have now reached outbreak levels. Since October 2017, hepatitis A has been diagnosed in 9 individuals with a history of homeless in Monterey County. These individuals did not travel outside of Monterey County so are assumed to have become ill due to transmission within the homeless and illegal drug use communities in Monterey County.

    2/5/2018 4:46:00 PM

  • 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.


  • Monterey County Supervisors announce the selection of Henry Gonzales as Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner

    The Monterey County Board of Supervisors announces the selection of Mr. Henry Gonzales as Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner.

    3/13/2018 4:58:00 PM


Household hazardous Waste



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What is a HHW (Household hazardous waste)?

Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them. Often they are leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Locations: Commercial businesses, please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Disposal charges may apply.

Salinas Valley Recycles
Sun Street HHW Facility
139 Sun Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 424-5520
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
No business service on Mondays, only residential
Visit their website

Monterey Regional Waste Management

14201 Del Monte Blvd
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 384-5313
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Visit their website


Some examples of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)


  • Aerosols (FULL Spray Cans)
  • Antifreeze (and other Auto Products)
  • Auto Batteries
  • Batteries (Household)
  • Cleaners (Bleach, Drain Openers, Toilet Cleaners)
  • Cooking Oil/Grease
  • Electronic Waste (TV’s, Computers, Cell Phones, etc.)
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs & Tubes
  • Paint (Latex)
  • Paint (Oil-based)
  • Pesticides & Fertilizers and other Garden Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sharps (Needles or Syringes)
  • Thermometers, Thermostats & Other Mercury Containing Items
  • Thinners & Solvents
  • Used Motor Oil & Filters

Home-generated sharps and Expired or unused pharmaceuticals

sharps3Please visit our Solid Waste Services homepage to find out information on how to best dispose of your medications and sharps!