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  • Jennie-O Turkey Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Products due to Possible Salmonella Reading Contamination

    Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales,has issued a recall for approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella. There is a concern that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

    11/16/2018

  • Protection from Wildfire Smoke Inhalation

    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is advising residents where wildfires have been burning, along with people in the smoke’s path, to stay indoors and reduce outdoor activity.

    11/13/2018

  • 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.

    11/12/2018

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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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