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  • Childhood Lead Poisioning Prevention Week

    Lead poisoning can seriously affect a child’s brain and nervous system. It can cause learning and behavioral problems. A blood lead test is the only way to identify lead poisoning in children. "The purpose of this campaign is to remind parents that lead poisoning can be detrimental to young children’s health and development. It's important for parents to ask their child’s doctor about lead testing

    10/22/2017

  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday.

    10/20/2017 2:54:00 PM

  • Recent Cannabis Raid a Reminder that Unpermitted Growing Operations are Illegal

    A recent multi-agency raid on multiple illegal cannabis growing operations in south Monterey County is a reminder that there are restrictions on cultivating cannabis in Monterey County. Engaging in cannabis-related activity in violation of County laws is subject to law enforcement action.

    10/16/2017 9:43:00 AM

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Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling

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Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling

Help protect our soil and waters by recycling your used motor oil.

 Oil_Filter_RecyclingUsed motor oil is hazardous to you and our environment. This toxic substance accounts for more than 40 percent of oil pollution in our nation’s waterways.

Used Oil filters contain approximately 10 ounces of used motor oil which makes them hazardous. These filters are prohibited in the landfill and should be properly recycled. Taking advantage of the three convenient ways to recycle and reuse your used motor oil and filters will keep harsh containments from polluting our environment:

Monterey County Garbage Service subscribers with cart service can recycle up to 2.5 gallons of used oil and one filter a week when they use the container and filter bag provided by their garbage company. Call your garbage company for more information on how to obtain one free.

Local garbage company contact information:

Name Area Served Phone

Waste Management:

Serving unincorporated areas and City of King City

1(800) 321-8226

Republic Services of Salinas:

Serving City of Salinas

(831) 755-4840

Monterey Disposal:

Serving City of Monterey

(831) 372-7977

Tri- Cities:

Serving City of Soledad, Gonzales & Greenfield

1(888) 678-6798

Other options:

  • Take it to one of many Certified Collection Centers
  • Take it to your located Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW)

For locations call 1-800-cleanup or visit Earth 911. For more information about the Used Oil and Filter Recycling Program call: (831) 755-4579

 

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