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  • 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

  • Increasing Adolescent Immunization Coverage

    What are the nation’s experts saying to their patients about HPV vaccination? Three providers—a pediatrician, an OB-GYN, and a head and neck surgeon—outline the importance of vaccinating 11- and 12-year-olds against HPV cancers in a newly released e-learning module.

    8/15/2017

  • There are Many Things We Want to Pass to Our Loved Ones - Illness is Not One of Them

    You want to pass on certain things like family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt or dad’s love of books – but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those around you by asking about vaccines at your next doctor’s visit.

    8/14/2017

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Special Events Waste Diversion

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recyling bins lined up at an event

Special Events Waste Diversion for Monterey County

Each year, Monterey County hosts a number of events that draw large crowds from all over the world, including the world famous MotoGP and Sea Otter Classic. Recycling Services requires that all special events submit a diversion plan.

Recycling Services assists event organizers to develop and implement their diversion plans to ensure the proper disposal of waste and to maximize the recycling of materials used at these events. The team also collaborates with Monterey County Parks Department, the hauler, custodial services, event volunteers, event organizers, vendors, attendees, and other staff to identify ways to increase diversion at special events.

A large event is defined as:

  • Serves an average of more than 2,000 individuals per day of operation, and
  • Charges an admission price or is run by a local agency.

To find an upcoming special event, please visit Monterey County Parks Department Event Calendar:

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Monterey County Parks

Policies and Procedures

Statewide:

  • AB 939- requires local jurisdictions to meet 50% waste diversion mandate
  • AB 341- requires commercial businesses to implement recycling
  • AB2176- (AB 2176, Montanez, Chapter 879, Statutes of 2004), the large venues and large events recycling law, requires large venue facilities and large events (as defined by Public Resources Code 42648 (b) and (c)) in each city and county to plan for solid waste reduction and upon request, report information regarding their waste reduction efforts to their local jurisdiction

Need help finding out if you are a large venue or not? Click here to see the definitions

Resources

Sample_Diversion_PlanSeveral resources are available to help event organizers implement a waste diversion plan, such as:

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