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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

  •   UPDATE: Request for information about illegal hazardous waste dump

    Since the initial reporting of the illegally disposed hazardous waste barrels on January 17th, 2018, the Monterey County Health Department has identified four disposal locations within the county. 58 barrels have been found.Thanks to calls we received from the public, we are aware that there may be as many as 70 barrels total disposed.

    1/19/2018 3:07:00 PM

  • Baby its Cold Outside - Stay warm safely

    The National Weather Service’s forecast for freezing temperatures leaves residents vulnerable to cold. The Monterey County Health Department would like to remind everyone to keep warm safely.

    2/20/2018 11:05:00 AM

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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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