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  • 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.

    4/16/2018

  • South County Enviornmental Compliance Workshop

    The Monterey County Health Department, Environmental Health Bureau is presenting the 18th Annual South County Environmental Compliance Workshop “Monterey County Hazardous Materials Management Service Update”. The workshop is free to all businesses, government agencies, and members of the public, and will focus on current environmental issues such as Agricultural Technology and Safety, Surviving your Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Inspection, Water Well Program Update, Septic Systems and the new LAMP, CERS Update, Air District Update, PG&E Dig Safely and the Solid Waste Voucher Program.

    4/12/2018

  • 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.

    4/11/2018 1:01:00 PM

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Reusable Bag Ordinance

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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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