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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
During February- October 2017 Monterey Regional Waste Management District will be limited on the diversion services due to reconstruction of the Materials Recovery Facility please contact the facility for more information.
UPDATED DIVERSION REQUIREMENT CHANGE!!
NEW: AUGUST 2017 UPDATE: Recyclable materials vary depending on the location of your project in the County. Please choose the flyer below that is specific to the location of the construction project.
Recyclable materials vary depending on the location of your project in the County; this flyer is specific to construction projects located in the areas of Moss Landing, Castroville, Marina, Monterey-Salinas Highway, unicorporated Carmel, Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands and Big Sur.
Los materiales reciclables varían dependiendo de las ubicaciones de su proyecto en el Condado; Este folleto es específico para los proyectos de construcción ubicados en las áreas de Moss Landing, Castroville, Marina, autopista de Monterey-Salinas, sitios no incorporado como Carmel, Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands y Big Sur. Siga
Recyclable materials vary depending on the location of your project in the County; this flyer is specific to construction projects located in the areas of Salinas and Salinas Valley areas of the County. ( Los materiales reciclables varían dependiendo de la ubicación de su proyecto en el Condado; Este folleto es específico para los proyectos de construcción ubicados en las áreas de Salinas y Salinas Valley áreas del Condado. Siga)
Effective January 1, 2017, jurisdictions including those without a C&D ordinance requiring the diversion of 65 percent of construction waste, the owners/builder of construction projects within the covered occupancies will be required to divert 65 percent of the construction waste materials generated during the project.
State law regarding construction waste
The County is required under State law to divert materials from landfill disposal. Construction and demolition debris, or C&D debris, comprises nearly 30% of the solid waste stream. Also under State law, all permitted new building construction (residential and non-residential), demolition, and certain additions and alteration projects are required to recycle and/or salvage for reuse a minimum 50% of the nonhazardous C&D debris generated during the project (California Green Building Standards Code Sections 4.408, 5.408, 301.1.1 and 301.3).
Information if you opt to self-haul
If you opt to self-haul please refer to following links to get more accurate information on what materials are accepted in your area’s waste receiver (Monterey Regional Waste Management District or Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority):
Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (Salinas Valley area) http://svswa.org/commercial/construction-and-demolition/
Monterey Regional Waste Management District (Monterey Peninsula area) http://www.mrwmd.org/programs-services/recycling/
Construction and Demolition Permitting Information
For more information on demolition permits read the RMA Permit Center’s Demolition Permit Submittal Requirements Guide, which can be found here. For general information on construction permitting in unincorporated Monterey County visit the Permit Center’s Homepage.
Exclusive Franchise Agreement for County
The County has an exclusive franchise agreement for construction and demolition debris box hauling services with Waste Management. Under this exclusive franchise agreement only Waste Management may independently deliver drop boxes and/or bins to a job site and haul them away when full. Contractors may self-haul debris from their job sites
as an incidental part of their services, only when the equipment, vehicles and/or trailers being used is owned and operated by the Contractor performing the service at the job site(s). Contractors may not hire a third-party to provide hauling services.