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Building Connection Through Open Converstations
Deeper connections are something we can help create for both Deeper connections are something we can help create for both ourselves and others. Start close to home (or better yet, at home) by learning how to be a better listener and practicing the skill regularly.
FDA Advises Consumers, Tattoo Artists, and Retailers to Avoid Using or Selling Certain Tattoo Inks Contaminated with Microorganisms
The FDA is alerting consumers, tattoo artists, & retailers of the potential for serious injury from use of tattoo inks that are contaminated with bacteria. Tattoo inks contaminated with bacteria can cause infections & lead to serious health injuries when injected into the skin during a tattoo.
Shellfish Safety Notification: Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Santa Cruz County
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat sports-harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Santa Cruz County.
Published on November 28, 2016. Last modified on November 09, 2017
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.
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.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.