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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

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What is a HHW (Household hazardous waste)?

Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them. Often they are leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Locations: Commercial businesses, please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Disposal charges may apply.

Salinas Valley Recycles
Sun Street HHW Facility
139 Sun Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 424-5520
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
No business service on Mondays, only residential
Visit their website

Monterey Regional Waste Management

14201 Del Monte Blvd
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 384-5313
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Visit their website

 

Some examples of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

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  • Aerosols (FULL Spray Cans)
  • Antifreeze (and other Auto Products)
  • Auto Batteries
  • Batteries (Household)
  • Cleaners (Bleach, Drain Openers, Toilet Cleaners)
  • Cooking Oil/Grease
  • Electronic Waste (TV’s, Computers, Cell Phones, etc.)
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs & Tubes
  • Paint (Latex)
  • Paint (Oil-based)
  • Pesticides & Fertilizers and other Garden Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sharps (Needles or Syringes)
  • Thermometers, Thermostats & Other Mercury Containing Items
  • Thinners & Solvents
  • Used Motor Oil & Filters

Home-generated sharps and Expired or unused pharmaceuticals

sharps3Please visit our Solid Waste Services homepage to find out information on how to best dispose of your medications and sharps!