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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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Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling

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Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling

Help protect our soil and waters by recycling your used motor oil.

 Oil_Filter_RecyclingUsed motor oil is hazardous to you and our environment. This toxic substance accounts for more than 40 percent of oil pollution in our nation’s waterways.

Used Oil filters contain approximately 10 ounces of used motor oil which makes them hazardous. These filters are prohibited in the landfill and should be properly recycled. Taking advantage of the three convenient ways to recycle and reuse your used motor oil and filters will keep harsh containments from polluting our environment:

Monterey County Garbage Service subscribers with cart service can recycle up to 2.5 gallons of used oil and one filter a week when they use the container and filter bag provided by their garbage company. Call your garbage company for more information on how to obtain one free.

Local garbage company contact information:

Name Area Served Phone

Waste Management:

Serving unincorporated areas and City of King City

1(800) 321-8226

Republic Services of Salinas:

Serving City of Salinas

(831) 755-4840

Monterey Disposal:

Serving City of Monterey

(831) 372-7977

Tri- Cities:

Serving City of Soledad, Gonzales & Greenfield

1(888) 678-6798

Other options:

  • Take it to one of many Certified Collection Centers
  • Take it to your located Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW)

For locations call 1-800-cleanup or visit Earth 911. For more information about the Used Oil and Filter Recycling Program call: (831) 755-4579

 

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