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Neighborhood & Community Improvement Program
Monterey will celebrate 250 years all year long in 2020!
Record-setting Monterey Car Week - every August
Encouraging visitor awareness and good stewardship of the Monterey environment
Park and ride the FREE MST Trolley
Recycling Starts with You
Did you know that RECYCLING is the LAST step after REDUCE and REUSE. Buy quality and repair items instead of buying new or give these things to a responsible group, found at sites such as www.Freecycle.org, Last Chance Mercantile or other reuse stores. Zero Waste is obtainable.
Contact us at (831) 646-5662 and we can set up an audit of your facility and help you design a program tailored to your school.
Through the repair process, many are able to coax more life out of something that could have easily been thrown out. Explore online the many businesses that offer repairs to your favorite items. Give us a call if you need help finding a repair business.
Are you cleaning out closets, sheds or garages and would like to find ways to get rid of the stuff without throwing it in the trash? Donate it! If unwanted clothing or household goods still have useable life, donate them! There are many organizations around the peninsula (as well as around the country) that specialize in taking items that are still useable and finding them new homes.
When you donate your still useable items, they generate revenue for local businesses, offer more affordable fashion items for locals, saves landfill space and reduces green house gases! Check out the locations below for opportunities to donate your unwanted goods around the peninsula.
Goodwill, 571 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey - (831) 649-6056
The Salvation Army, 1850 Fremont Blvd, Seaside - (831) 394-6507
Last Chance Mercantile, Monterey Regional Waste management District, 14201 Del Monte Boulevard, Marina - (831) 384-5313
SPCA Benefit Shop, 216 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA - (831) 373-5822; 26364 Carmel Rancho Ln, Carmel, CA - (831) 624-4211
St. Vincent De Paul, 1269 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA - (831) 899-2211; 214 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA - (831) 642-9387
Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop, 26388 Carmel Rancho Ln, Carmel, CA - (831) 626-8480
Animal Friends Rescue Project, 560 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA - (831) 333-0722
Church Mouse Thrift Shop, 204 17th Street, Pacific Grove, CA - (831) 375-0838
Chatter Baux Shoppe Children's Clothing and Accessories, 157 Fountain Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA - (831) 647-8701
Clothing Only -
Plato’s Closet, 402 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA - (831) 641-9919
The Cat's Meow, 801 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA - (831) 393-2287
Lunablu Trading Company, 176 Bonifacio Place, Monterey, CA - (831) 641-0616
Sweet Child of Mine, 299 Webster Street, Monterey, CA (831) 708-8687
Encore Boutique Consignment Shop, 125 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA - (831) 375-1700
Last, but not Least RECYCLE! There are some items that you have no choice but to get rid of. Please be aware of those items that require special handling or that are banned from the landfills.
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Recycling Best Practices
Monterey City Disposal Service (MCDS) is one of the last independently-owned recycling and waste collection haulers and processors. MCDS provides commercial and residential collection of waste and recycling in Monterey.
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Monterey, CA 93940
Groups of 100 or more are required to provide recycling in their special event process. Find out details at Monterey.org/About-Monterey/Event-Planning/Recycling