When: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Who: Community members cleaning up public property in their own neighborhood or a favorite community area in celebration of Earth Day.
This county-wide event brings many community organizations out to help clean up Monterey County. From the Surfrider Foundation to Salinas Valley Community Church neighbors will be rolling up their sleeves to make our County that much better.
Why: Illegal dumping and litter are more than an eyesore; it threatens human health and safety by attracting vectors that can transfer diseases, contain hazardous materials that can contaminate ground water and soil and create a fire hazard. If not addressed, illegal dumping can also impact Monterey County’s thriving agricultural and tourist economy.
More information about the year round projects:
Recycling and Resource Recovery Services provides the following services to help combat illegal dumping and decrease litter in Monterey County:
Disposal Coupon: Free disposal of solid waste at disposal sites owned by the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority and the Monterey Regional Waste Management District for individuals or groups who clean up illegal dumpsites throughout Monterey County. The coupons are valid at the Monterey Peninsula (Marina) Landfill, Johnson Canyon Landfill, Jolon Road Transfer Station, and the Sun Street Transfer Station. Coupons are available through Environmental Health Bureau at (831-755-4579).
Adopt-a-Road Program: Volunteers help to remove litter, clean ditches, and eradicate graffiti. This program is managed by the Monterey County Public Works Department (831-647-7756).
Caltrans Adopt-a-Highway Program: Volunteers keep highways clean by removing litter and maintaining roadside landscapes. Materials will be provided for these clean-up activities by Caltrans (831-372-0862).