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  • Beach Advisories: Monterey Municipal Beach, Asilomar State Beach, and Carmel Beach at Ocean Ave

    Monterey Municipal Beach, Asilomar State Beach, and Carmel Beach at Ocean Ave have been posted with an advisory due to high indicator bacteria found in samples taken 08/13/2018. The beach will remain posted until samples indicate that indicator bacteria are at a safe level for recreational water contact according to state guidelines.

    8/14/2018 3:36:00 PM

  • Vaccinating on Time is Important for Disease Protection

    Parents agree feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday.

    8/12/2018

  • Monterey County Health Department Clinics Celebrate National Health Center Week 2018

    Monterey County Health Department Clinics are celebrating Seaside Family Health Center’s 25 years of service as part of National Health Center Week 2018. The celebration is part of a national campaign during the week of August 12th-18h to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers and the dedicated staff who bring health care to the medically underserved

    8/12/2018

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Sharps & Medication Disposal

If you generate sharps waste at home such as needles and syringes or have a collection of unused or expired medicines here is how you can dispose of these items safely.

Medical SharpsPrepare sharps waste for safe storage, handling, and safe disposal.

  1. Obtain a sharps container from your local pharmacy or household hazardous waste (HHW) location.
  2. Discard all used or exposed needles, syringes, and lancets in the sharps container.
  3. When the sharps container is 2/3 full, dispose the container at an approved disposal location.

How to prepare unwanted medicines for disposal at Take-Back locations:

  1. Remove pills from original containers and place in a clear zipper bag. Keep liquids and creams in original containers.
  2. If using original containers, remove or black-out all personal information to protect identity.
  3. Then take your unused medications including liquids or creams to an approved disposal location!

For more information contact 755-4505

Disposal Locations

Sharps Drop Off Locations

Sharps Drop Off Locations (Spanish)

Pharmaceutical Take-Back Locations

Medicamientos Generados en casa locales para devoluciόn

 OTHER RESOURCES:

California Department of Public Health 

http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/HomeHazWaste/sharps/ 

 

National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Events by U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ 


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