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  • West Nile Virus Detected in Monterey County Bird

    Monterey County Health Officials announce that West Nile virus has been detected in a bird from the 93908 ZIP code region of Monterey County. This is the first bird reported with West Nile virus in Monterey County since 2013. West Nile virus has been present in Monterey County since 2004. Birds are infected with West Nile virus the same way people are infected – usually through the bite of an infected mosquito. West Nile virus lives and multiplies in birds.

    8/21/2017 9:58:00 AM

  • Do you have a preteen or teen? Protect their future with vaccines

    Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases?

    8/21/2017

  • Beach Closure Lifted: MacAbee Beach

    The closure of MacAbee Beach in Monterey has been lifted. The beach was posted due to a report to Monterey County Health Department's Environmental Health Bureau that sewage had spilled into the bay. Samples taken on August 14, 2017 reveal indicator bacteria levels considered safe for recreational contact.

    8/15/2017 2:36:00 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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