ReGen Monterey operates the Monterey Peninsula Landfill (MPL) and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in unincorporated Salinas, two miles north of the City of Marina. MPL is the location for regional disposal and the MRF provides processing of recyclables from commercial and self-hauled materials.

Location: 14201 Del Monte Blvd., Salinas, 93908 (Off Hwy 1 north of Marina) / Printable Map & Directions

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed on Sundays & Following Holidays:
Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day.

Whenever you “throw something away” it’s taken to the Monterey Peninsula Landfill – the final disposal site for approximately 600,000 tons of municipal solid waste delivered to the facility each year.

This 461-acre site began operating as a sanitary in 1965 and is located in Unicorporated Monterey County north of City of Marina (circa 1975) and south of the Castroville area. Engineers estimate that it has space for more than 100 years of waste. Currently, portions of the Landfill have been filled to an elevation of 130 feet , about half the height of the final landfill.

The entire Monterey Peninsula Landfill has been engineered with controls in place to separate waste safely from the environment. The landfill is composed of modules or cells that are developed one at a time. The 14-acre module most recently developed was completed in June 2021.The construction of a new module begins with an engineered single composite liner made from a 2 foot thick layer of clay, covered with a heavy plastic liner. Leachate collection pipes and sand are placed above the liner to catch any liquids draining from the waste – these are recirculated through the landfill. Finally, a 2 foot thick layer of sand or compost is placed over the sand drainage layer to protect the drainage system and plastic liner from being damaged by heavy machinery and waste materials.

Cover your load! Uncovered loads may be charged double. Uncovered trucks are one of the primary sources of litter found along our roadways. To report a litter violation from a motor vehicle, visit www.keepmontereycountyclean.org

All Loads Subject to Hazardous Waste Load Checking

Hazardous and other prohibited materials, as defined under California law and regulations, may not be disposed at the Monterey Peninsula Landfill or the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). If hazardous materials are found in loads, the hauler is responsible for all costs associated with management of the hazardous material. In addition, ReGen Monterey may notify state and local regulatory agencies, and the responsible party or parties may be subject to civil or criminal prosecution, or both.

Note: Classification of all materials is subject to scale house personnel’s discretion at time of acceptance.

REDUCE Your Load Through REUSE and RECYCLING

ReGen Monterey offers the following facilities to make it convenient for you to reduce, recycle and properly dispose of your household hazardous materials before refuse is deposited in the landfill:

Electronic Waste Recycling: It is against the law to dispose of electronic waste in the trash. Electronic waste is accepted free of charge for recycling at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility during site open hours.

Recycling Drop Off: The recycling drop off area provides large bins for clean paper, cardboard, glass, metal and specific plastics (appliances must go across scales and to the MRF). It is located on your way to the Last Chance Mercantile (Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection: California law prohibits the disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW) in the trash. Residents within the ReGen Monterey district service area* may bring HHW for proper disposal to the HHW Collection Facility free of charge (Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
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Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection: Hazardous and regulated waste from small businesses such as fluorescent light bulbs, paint, cleaning chemicals, etc. is accepted by appointment only. To schedule and for more information call (831) 264-6386.

ReGen Monterey offers the following services. For additional information and fees, see the Disposal Fee Guide or contact staff at (831) 264-6389.

  • PULL-OFF/PUSH-OFF SERVICE is available for regular waste, fumigation & drip plastic, and large trucks, boats, or loads requiring assistance of an excavator and/or more than one employee. Fees based upon service.
  • CERTIFIED WEIGHTS. You will weigh in at our Scales, and staff will provide instructions to determine the certified weight of your load.

Accepted materials include:

– Asphalt
– Drywall (gypsum)
– Concrete
– Brick
– Rock
– Roofing tile
– Oversized concrete (up to 42 inch length, or concrete w/rebar or pipe less than 8 inches exposed)
– Mixed concrete (up to 24 inch length, may also include brick, asphalt, rock, tile roofing, dirt)

For more information see Concrete & Asphalt Acceptance Criteria.

Loads must be “Clean” meaning without contamination, garbage or debris (may not contain more than 20% dirt). “Dirty” loads will be charged the solid waste rate. See Disposal Fee Guide for current fees.

The use of belly dumps requires prior approval from the ReGen Monterey Engineering department at dramirez@regenmonterey.org, and may be subject to a special handling fee per truck.

We accept unpainted wood and “clean green” yard waste only.

  • No garbage or debris, no treated or painted wood, cedar shakes, palm tree or fronds, ice-plant, cactus or poison oak. It is important that materials are clean and uncontaminated, as these materials are recovered and recycled into landscape products, woodchips and compost.
  • Sod may also be accepted at the same rate.

Materials considered Special Waste, which require review and acceptance, include the following:

– Soil
– Drilling Mud/ Dredgings
– Non-Friable Asbestos containing materials
– Oversized Wastes (boats, mobile homes, trailers, etc.)
– Animal Carcass Waste
– Liquid Waste/Biosolids (materials with moisture content greater than 50%)

The waste screening process is as follows:

1. The customer is required to provide ReGen Monterey with a completed submittal package that corresponds to the Special Waste type. See links below.

2. The customer will submit, for review, the completed submittal package to ReGen Monterey at dramirez@regenmonterey.org
3. ReGen Monterey will review the package and inform the customer if additional tests or information are required for review.
4. ReGen Monterey will review and respond within 5 working days after receipt of all completed information with a determination if the waste can be accepted at our facility.

a) If material meets ReGen Monterey’s acceptance criteria
_____i. An acceptance letter with job reference number is issued for use upon arrival at the scales.

b) If material does not meet ReGen Monterey’s acceptance criteria
_____ii. Please consider other disposal sites including:

– Johnson Canyon Landfill – Class III Landfill – (831) 675-2165
– Altamont Landfill – Class II Landfill – (925) 455-7300
– Kettleman Hills Facility – Class I Landfill – (800) 963-4776

ReGen Monterey implements the Waste Acceptance Review and Waste Screening Program to assist in preventing disposal of hazardous waste containing materials at the district’s Class III non-hazardous, solid waste landfill. All Special Wastes must be pre-approved by ReGen Monterey prior to acceptance and delivery of the material to the facility. It is the responsibility of the Generator to certify, in writing, that the materials brought for disposal at ReGen Monterey are non-hazardous per CCR Title 22 Section 66260.

Problem waste is defined as any waste requiring special handling or immediate burial including:

  •      _  Treated wood waste (TWW)
  •      – Confidential documents
  •      – Fumigation plastics
  •      – Field plastics
  •      – Animal carcass waste*
  •      – Non-Friable Asbestos waste*
  •      – Oversized waste* (boats, mobile homes, trailers, etc.)

Additional fees may apply. For specific fee information refer to the current Disposal Fee schedule

 *These materials fall under the District’s Waste Screening and Acceptance Program and require prior approval. See Waste Screening and Acceptance Procedures for more information.

TREATED WOOD WASTE ACCEPTANCE

On August 31, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 332 and the bill takes effect immediately. AB332 adopts new Alternative Management Standards (AMS) for treated wood waste that are codified in Health and Safety Code section 25230. As a result of the chaptering of the bill, all treated wood waste variances issued by DTSC since March 2021 are now inoperative and have no further effect. The variances are no longer necessary because they have been replaced by the AMS. The new AMS are similar to the rules that applied under the variance program, except that no variance is required. (Please note that DTSC still requires that customer information is collected when TWW is brought in for disposal. Customer information forms can be downloaded from this site and completed, before arriving to the ReGen Monterey.)

Source: https://dtsc.ca.gov/toxics-in-products/treated-wood-waste/

Medications should never be flushed down the drain.

For proper disposal of pharmaceuticals, the best solution is to return them to a pharmacy with a take-back program. Please check with your local pharmacy to see if they offer a take-back program. The Household Hazardous Waste program can receive “over the counter” medication and medical sharps (safely sealed in a sharps container and/or sealed and labeled plastic bottle).

For a listing of free safe collection sites for unused medications in Monterey County, visit Don’t Rush to Flush.

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*ReGen Monterey service area includes the following jurisdictions:

Moss Landing, Castroville, Marina, Seaside, Del Rey Oaks, Sand City, Monterey, Monterey-Salinas Highway area, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Unincorporated Carmel, Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands, & Big Sur