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Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Update
A draft of the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Mental Health Services Act Annual Update is available for comment/review.
3/23/2018 1:22:00 PM
World TB Day
Saturday March 24th is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. TB is an infectious disease passed through the air that usually attacks the lungs but can also attack any part of the body including the kidney, spine, and brain. Most Americans think TB is a disease of the past, but TB is still a significant public health threat, particularly in Monterey County.
3/23/2018 11:20:00 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.
Ag Used Oil and Filter Collection
Monterey County is world famous for the bounty of produce grown here. As a farmer you are a steward of our precious land, tending to the soil and protecting it for an abundant harvest now and into the future. Hazardous wastes, such as used motor oil, pesticides, waste diesel and other chemicals can pollute groundwater and reduce soil fertility. Handling these materials responsibly and safely will keep your land healthy and productive.
Make an appointment to drop off used motor oil and filters at these locations for FREE!
*Generate less than 27 gallons of used motor oil per month. Limit one 55-gallon drum of oil and one 55-gallon drum of filters per drop off.
Drop off locations
- San Benito County Public Works Yard: 3220 Southside Rd. Hollister (831) 636-4110
- Sturdy Oil: 1511 Abbott St. Salinas (831) 422-8801
- San Miguel Canyon Public Works Yard: 1171 San Miguel Canyon Road Royal Oak, 95076 (831) 722-2226
- Agricultural Commissioner: 522 N. 2nd St. King City (831) 385-5266
Oil & Filter Collection Statistics 2013 - 2015
In 2015, a grand total of 8,585 gallons of used oil and 14,250 filters were collected from Agricultural Oil & Filter Collection Centers (Ag Centers) in Monterey County. The table below includes data from the three Agricultural CCC sites serving small farmers in Monterey County, all of which are located within the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA) service area.