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  • Las Palmas area bat tests positive for rabies virus

    On October 15th, 2018, a bat found in the Las Palmas area of unincorporated Monterey County tested positive for the rabies virus. While there was exposure to an owned pet, Monterey County Animal Services investigated and determined that there was no human exposure in this case and is issuing this positive test information as a reminder to pet and livestock owners.

    10/18/2018 1:30:00 PM

  • Avoid spreading germs this Halloween

    The ghosts, goblins and other assorted characters will be at your door on Halloween. The Monterey County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control urge you to take steps to protect yourself and your family from the “germ monsters” lurking around this flu season.

    10/17/2018

  • Halloween Decorating Safety Tips

    October brings time for pumpkin carving and decorating to celebrate Halloween. It is also a time of injuries including lacerations from pumpkin carving.

    10/17/2018

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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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