¡Sus restos de comida NO son basura!


¡Queremos sus restos de comida y recortes de jardín! No olvide recoger los restos de comida que no haya comido en casa y echarlos en el bote verde de orgánicos. Por favor, ¡no utilice bolsas de plástico, papel, compostables o biodegradables! Muchos de estos productos no se desintegran en el proceso de compostaje. El compostaje contaminado con químicos y trazas de estos materiales no puede ser utilizado en la agricultura orgánica certificada, especialmente en los cultivos en hilera como los de hoja verde y las fresas, que hacen famosa a la industria agrícola de nuestro condado. Con su ayuda, estamos creando una economía circular: sus restos de comida y recortes de jardín se convertirán en compostaje que ayudará a cultivar más alimentos localmente.

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.


Early Closure on Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m.

ReGen Monterey facilities will close early at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 for an employee holiday gathering. We will reopen on Monday, December 5 at 7 a.m. Thank you for your understanding.

Las facilidades de ReGen Monterey CERRARÁN TEMPRANO A LAS 2 P.M. EL SÁBADO 3 DE DICIEMBRE para una reunión festiva para los empleados. Volveremos a abrir el lunes 5 de diciembre a las 7a.m. Gracias por su comprensión.

Lithium-ion Battery Collection Events on Saturday, November 12

Take charge! Dispose of your lithium-ion batteries properly at a community battery recycling event! Join us on Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Monterey Peninsula College, Parking Lot A, the Salinas Sports Complex at 1034 North Main Street, and the Circuit Family Fitness at 115 Alder Street in Soledad.

All household products containing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries can be dropped off, including (but not limited to) laptops, phones, tablets, power tools, electric toothbrushes, vaping devices, TV remotes and wireless headphones and numerous other devices and appliances. Batteries do not need to be removed. Other types of e-waste and regular household batteries will not be accepted.

Why is this important? When these flammable materials are disposed of in landfills or go through our recycling plant, the risk of fire can be dangerous to our local environment and the safety of our workers. In addition, these rechargeable batteries contain minerals in limited supply. Instead of environmentally destructive mining, we can recover these scarce metals from non-working or not needed products. With your help, manufacturers can recycle them into new electric vehicle batteries, which are highly in demand. Let’s take charge and mine the junk drawers of Monterey County!

Thank you to our partners the Monterey Cannery Row Rotary Club, the Salinas Valley Passport Rotary Club, the Soledad Rotary Club, Redwood Materials, ReGen Monterey, and Salinas Valley Recycles. Please visit www.lithionrecycle.com for more information.

Edible Food Recovery Grant

ReGen Monterey and Salinas Valley Recycles are excited to announce the renewal of their
Edible Food Recovery Grant Program. The SB 1383 Edible Food Recovery Program – Grant
Funding Opportunity, FY 22-23 intends to award a total of up to $100,000 to non-profit
organizations, businesses, or public entities that collect, generate, and distribute food to those in
need within the County of Monterey.
This funding opportunity is intended to support California Senate Bill 1383 – Short Lived Climate
Pollutants, which mandates a 75% reduction in landfilled organic waste and a minimum of 20%
of currently disposed of food recovered for human consumption. Ultimately, we aim to reduce
the amount of edible food that ends up in landfills while redirecting that food for the good of our
local communities. Our agencies cannot wait to see the good generated from this funding, and
we look forward to reading through the community’s submissions.
Application Period: August 12th, 2022 (8/12/2022) – September 16th, 2022 (9/16/2022)
To apply, contact annie@bluestrikeenvironmental.com

View Application

Artist in Residence Installation on May 3-14, 2022

Taylor Paige Prentiss, a Visual and Public Art (VPA) senior at California State University, Monterey Bay, has been selected to be the 2022 Artist in Residence (AIR) at the Monterey Regional Waste Management (MRWMD). The AIR Program is a partnership between MRWMD, CSUMB’s VPA department and the Last Chance Mercantile. Since 2016, student artists from CSUMB are selected for a fellowship at MRWMD. The artists work in the yard at Last Chance Mercantile. While on-site, they salvage for discarded materials in the store as well as the Materials Recovery Facility that processes the community’s recyclable items. Their discoveries are then upcycled into meaningful art.

Paige will present her project, “Home: The Things We Carry”, at a special installation from May 3-14 at Last Chance Mercantile, located at the MRWMD, 14201 Del Monte Avenue, north of Marina, in unincorporated Monterey County. The installation can be viewed during store hours, Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to a reception and meet-and-greet on Thursday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Paige will exhibit, discuss her work, and answer questions.

Taylor Paige Prentiss is a mixed media artist from Los Angeles. Her mediums include sculpture, illustration, digital art and photography. She will graduate with a B.A. in Visual and Public Art from CSUMB this May.

Artist in Residence Invitation

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