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  • 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

  • Health Officials Encourage Public to Get Vaccinated Early in the Season

    Public Health Departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza season is beginning. Because the flu is unpredictable and the vaccine takes two weeks to become fully effective, Monterey County health officials urge everyone six months and older to get vaccinated early in the season. It’s important to get vaccinated prior to the circulation of influenza in your community.

    10/2/2017 9:00:00 AM

  • National Food Safety Education Month - Awards of Excellence

    In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retail food facilities.

    9/26/2017 3:10:00 PM

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Reusable Bag Ordinance

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As of March 27, 2015

BYOB—Bring Your Own Bag!

  • Single-use plastic bags are no longer available at stores in Unincorporated Monterey County.
  • The ordinance is intended to encourage the use of reusable bags while reducing litter and keeping plastic bags out of local waterways.
  • Stores must charge a minimum of 10¢ for each paper or reusable bag.

 

Learn more about the Ordinance

Want to know more about the ordinance and how it effects you? Select an option from the menu to the left to learn more about information for retailers, shoppers, resources, enforcement, FAQs, & more!

Other Ordinances around the County

City/Area of Jurisdiction for the Reusable Bag Ordinance
Effective Date the Reusable Bag ordinance will take effect
Salinas
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gonzales

Thursday, January 01, 2015
Soledad Friday, May 01, 2015
Greenfield Sunday, March 01, 2015
King City Thursday, January 01, 2015
Marina Thursday, March 19, 2015

Seaside

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Sand City* Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Del Rey Oaks* Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Monterey Sunday, July 01, 2012
Carmel Sunday, February 03, 2013
Pacific Grove Sunday, March 01, 2015
Unincorporated Monterey County Friday, March 27, 2015


*Under SB 270 Being challenged in the courts

 Have Questions?Frequently Asked Questions about the Plastic Bag Ordinance

¿Tienes alguna pregunta? Preguntas Frecuentes para la Ordenanza de Bolsas Reutilizables del Condado de Monterey

If you have any Question about the ordinance let us help you. Please call 831-755-4505 or email us at recycle@co.monterey.ca.us

 

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