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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

  • Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board Meeting

    Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board will meet Thursday, March 22nd at 3:30 pm at the Monterey County Animal Services Center, 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas

    3/19/2018 11:49:00 AM

  • Bayer Issues Recall of Alka-Seltzer Plus® Products

    Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus® packages that, were sold only in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018. The packages can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton.



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
Wednesday, April 1, 2015


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


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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