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Prevent accidental fires in your neighborhood. Report fireworks and hazards to the Dispatch Center at (831) 394-6811. Stay safe everyone!

Garbage & Recycling Services

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Business Recycling Requirements

Did you know that California State Law AB 341 (2011) requires commercial entities that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week and all multi-family complexes of five or more units to implement recycling programs? For more information, please visit:

Protect Your Central Coast on Mandatory Commerical Recycling

GreenWaste Recovery on Regulatory Requirements for Businesses

CalRecycle on Mandatory Commercial Recycling

California State Law AB 1826 (2011) also requires commercial entities that generate specified amount of organic materials, such as green waste and food waste, to recycle these materials. For more information on the law and how to comply in Marina, please visit:

GreenWaste Recovery on Regulatory Requirements for Businesses

Business Requirements and Resources on Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling by CalRecycle

Please consider becoming a Certified Green Business. For more information please visit:

Monterey County Green Business Program

Construction and Demolition Debris:

State law requires 50% of construction and demolition (C&D) debris recycling from specified building and all demolition projects. Planning for C&D recycling is important at the time of permit application. The options in Sand City for C&D Hauling Services include:

  1. Contact GreenWaste Recovery, the City’s franchised hauler of Drop-Box Services. See GreenWaste Recovery Drop-Box Services or call (831) 920-6707; or
  2. Self-Haul the materials to various recycling facilities. Be sure to keep your weight tickets as evidence of recycling and provide those tickets to City Hall.

For more information on C&D Recycling:

Helpful Links

Proper Disposal of Household Waste such as Paint, Cleaning Products, and Electronic Waste

Proper Disposal of Unused Medications and Medical Sharps

Protect your Central Coast to learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle in your home or business

Keep Monterey County Clean to report a litter problem

Green Waste Recovery, Inc.
Monterey Regional Waste Management District
California Department of Resource Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
County of Monterey – Recycling Resource and Recovery Services