Site Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Our facilities will be CLOSED on Christmas Day, December 25, 2022 and New Years Day, January 1, 2023. Site will reopen on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2 at 7 a.m. Thank you for your understanding.

Happy Holidays from everyone at ReGen Monterey. We hope your holidays are filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.


Nuestras facilidades estarán CERRADAS el día de Navidad, 25 de diciembre de 2022 y el día de Año Nuevo, 1 de enero de 2023. Las instalaciones volverán a abrir el lunes 26 de diciembre y el lunes 2 de enero a las 7 a.m. Gracias por su comprensión.

ReGen Monterey les desea a todos unas felices fiestas. Esperamos que sus vacaciones estén llenas de alegría y risas a lo largo del Año Nuevo.


Food scraps now go in the Green Cart; an easy way to reduce climate impacts.

It’s a lot easier being green in the new year. Now, Monterey County residents can put food scraps — including cooked meat and bones, among other kinds — in the green curbside cart, to be composted with their yard trimmings. With the greater convenience comes a big reduction in harm to the climate. When food scraps go into the landfill, they break down and produce methane, a greenhouse gas 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.  But when the scraps go into the green cart, they end up as valuable compost instead. Read More

S&P Global Ratings raises long term bond rating from ‘AA-‘ to ‘AA+’, a double-upgrade.

On December 17th, the MRWMD Board of Directors received the good news that S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term rating two notches from ‘AA-‘ to ‘AA+’ on the Monterey Regional Waste Management Authority (MRWMA), California’s Integrated Waste Management System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021 (Federally Taxable-Green Bonds).

According to the District’s bond underwriter, Loop Capital Markets, the District’s AA+ bond rating is among the highest rating for a pure revenue-backed solid waste agency in the Country and that receiving a double-upgrade is rare and getting a double bump to AA+ is exceptional.

Upon hearing the good news, General Manager, Tim Flanagan shared that “this impressive rating is a testament to the work that the entire MRWMD team accomplishes every day. The District’s rating is reflective of its sound fiscal management, operational excellence, and beneficial strategic planning that has  the District having the second-lowest rate for service in a 100-mile radius.”

Learn more in the S&P Rating Report.

Holiday Hours 2021

MRWMD staff wishes all a safe & joyful holiday season.
Please note that the site will be closed on
Saturday, Dec. 25th and January 1st.
Offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 24th and Dec. 31st.

Last Chance Mercantile will be closed for shopping
Dec. 24th – Jan. 1st.
Open to receive donations on Dec. 28th, 29th & 30th


Assembly Bill 332 adopts new Treated Wood Waste Alternative Management Standards

On August 31, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 332 which adopts new Alternative Management Standards (AMS) for treated wood waste, codified in Health and Safety Code section 25230. As a result, all treated wood waste variances issued by DTSC since March 2021 are now inoperative and have no further effect, as they have been replaced by the AMS.
TWW disposal fees will remain the same and the DTSC still requires the District to collect customer information at the time of disposal.

Last Chance Mercantile Reopens July 31st

Shop for and/or donate used and previously loved items again at the Last Chance Mercantile. Now operated by the Veterans Transition Center your purchases and donations benefit people (the VTC’s programs serving veterans) and planet.
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.