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  • 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.

    11/16/2017 5:35:00 PM

  • Sixth Annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) Conference

    The sixth annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) women’s health conference is being held Saturday, December 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm at Hartnell College. This free conference is specifically for Spanish-speaking immigrant women.

    11/16/2017 3:46:59 PM

  • Safe Travels Via Salinas Grant to benefit 65+ population and Elementary Schools in Salinas

    The Monterey County Health Department announced today that it has been awarded $130,000 as part of a Safe Travels Via Salinas grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. This grant will bring pedestrian safety education to the 65+ population and bike education to schools in Salinas. The yearlong grant start date was on November 13, 2017 and will benefit three elementary schools in East Salinas – Bardin Elementary, Cesar E. Chavez, and Dr. Oscar F. Loya Elementary.

    11/15/2017 3:54:00 PM

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Household hazardous Waste

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a tangle of cords and chargers
buckets of old paint stacked in a pile

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!