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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
UPDATE: Request for information about illegal hazardous waste dump
Since the initial reporting of the illegally disposed hazardous waste barrels on January 17th, 2018, the Monterey County Health Department has identified four disposal locations within the county. 58 barrels have been found.Thanks to calls we received from the public, we are aware that there may be as many as 70 barrels total disposed.
1/19/2018 3:07:00 PM
Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Update Communitiy Meeting
Monterey County Behavioral Health will be hosting regional meetings to present an update on the Mental Health Services Act and get community feedback and input regarding some current and future MHSA activities.
2/23/2018 3:28:00 PM
Did you know that starting April 1, 2016 business that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste needed to sign up for organic waste recycling service?
Did you know starting January 1, 2017 the total amount generated reduced to 4 cubic yards?
Did you know starting January 1, 2019 businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week must arrange for organic waste recycling services?
Contact your garbage company today for more information:
Waste Management (Unincorporated Monterey County & King City) 1(800)321-8226
Republic Services of Salinas (City of Salinas) (831)775-3840
Monterey Disposal Services (City of Monterey) (831) 372-7977
Tri-Cities (Soledad, Gonzales, & Greenfield) 1(888)678-6798
Green Waste Recovery - Green Waste Recovery Website (Cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Sand City and Seaside. See their website for contact information by city.
What is considered organic:
Organic waste, or green waste, is organic material such as food, garden and lawn clippings. It can also include animal and plant based material and degradable carbon such as paper, cardboard and timber. Some examples are: Coffee grounds,soiled paper and napkins, Teabags,Meat/ Bones, Egg Shells, and Cut Flowers.
Disposal of Inedible Meat & Bone
Any parts or products of animals disposed of by inspected establishments, retail stores, custom slaughterers and custom processors and which are not intended for use as human food shall be disposed of through licensed renderers, licensed pet food processors, licensed collection centers or other method approved by the Director.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 407, 19380, 19383 and 19384, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 19200-19444, Food and Agricultural Code.View More at Animal Health & Food Safety Services Division