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  • Family and Food Safety First this Thanksgiving

    Eating healthy this Thanksgiving begins with basic home food safety practices that are known to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. The Monterey County Health Department is reminding all cooks entering the kitchen this season to follow the Fight BAC!® basics of home food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.

    11/16/2017 5:35:00 PM

  • Sixth Annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) Conference

    The sixth annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) women’s health conference is being held Saturday, December 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm at Hartnell College. This free conference is specifically for Spanish-speaking immigrant women.

    11/16/2017 3:46:59 PM

  • Safe Travels Via Salinas Grant to benefit 65+ population and Elementary Schools in Salinas

    The Monterey County Health Department announced today that it has been awarded $130,000 as part of a Safe Travels Via Salinas grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. This grant will bring pedestrian safety education to the 65+ population and bike education to schools in Salinas. The yearlong grant start date was on November 13, 2017 and will benefit three elementary schools in East Salinas – Bardin Elementary, Cesar E. Chavez, and Dr. Oscar F. Loya Elementary.

    11/15/2017 3:54:00 PM

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Ag Used Oil & Filter Recycling

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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

recycle_used_oil_filtersIn 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.

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Video About recycling your used car oil - Click to watch

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