Hazardous Waste

A safe, clean environment benefits everyone, and pollution prevention is a major step in the right direction. We’ve all heard how "going green" helps promote a healthier community. There are significant economic advantages as well. The pages in this section of the website explore how certain types of pollution increase wastewater treatment costs. Pollution such as:

  • Fat
  • Grease
  • Hazardous household materials
  • Oil
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Salt

We also suggest practical things you can do to prevent pollution (and often save money) and help keep treatment costs as low as possible.

For More Information

For information on household hazardous waste collection, visit the Monterey Waste Management District website or the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority website. Also please view or download the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Chart (PDF).