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News

  • Jennie-O Turkey Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Products due to Possible Salmonella Reading Contamination

    Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales,has issued a recall for approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella. There is a concern that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

    11/16/2018

  • Protection from Wildfire Smoke Inhalation

    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is advising residents where wildfires have been burning, along with people in the smoke’s path, to stay indoors and reduce outdoor activity.

    11/13/2018

  • 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.

    11/12/2018

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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Recycling

Recycling and Resource Recovery Services implements and promotes recycling and waste reduction programs throughout the unincorporated areas of Monterey County.  We facilitate waste diversion efforts by providing technical assistance, resources, and educational materials. 

 These are some of the most-frequently asked questions about our recycling services. 

General FAQs

A: Refer to this website’s Waste & Recycling Haulers list for contact information.

A. You can put clean glass, plastics (#1-7), cans, paper, cardboard and other recyclable materials in your curbside recycling bin.

A.You may qualify if:

  • The property is either undeveloped or vacant, or
  • All solid waste produced on the property is recycled or composted, or
  • The property has a long, narrow, or steep driveway where garbage/recycling collection equipment is unable to properly and safely
  • operate.

A.For unincorporated residents you can request an application by contacting one of the following:
Email: recycle@co.monterey.ca.us
Call: (831) 755-4505
Visit: 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, Ca 93906

Recycling Oil

A.There are several ways to recycle used oil and filters. You can drop off the oil and filters yourself at any of the participating drop off centers in Monterey County. Another option is curbside collection through your local garbage and recycling hauler.

A. There are used oil and filter collection centers located in the Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Moss Landing harbors. For more information please contact the Monterey County Health Department at (831) 755-4505 or 1-800-CLEANUP.

A. There are free agricultural oil and filter drop off sites in Salinas, Hollister, King City and Santa Cruz for growers that produce 27 gallons or less of used motor oil per month and a 55 gallon drum or less of used oil filters every 6 months. Please contact each site to make an appointment.

Recycling Solid Waste

Refer to our Reduce, Reuse & Recycle and Business & Commercial Reuse and Recycling guides for more information on your recycling needs.

A. Yes, we have brochures, flyers and pamphlets for distribution. Contact us at (831) 755-4505 for more information.

A. Look under “Recycling Centers” in our Reduce, Reuse & Recycle guide. Please call the centers to verify hours of operation.

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