Monterey Regional Waste Management District

Doug McKnight

 


California American Water is getting its first major, new source of water in decades and it’s recycled water. Cal Am is under orders from the State Water Resources Control Board to significantly reduce pumping water from the Carmel River. The facility that will bring recycled water to the Monterey area, Pure Water Monterey, held a ribbon cutting Friday to celebrate the start-up phase. 

Erika Mahoney

As the Food and Drug Administration continues investigating the E.coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from California, literally tons of lettuce are ending up in landfills. Now, some agriculture companies are using a voluntary labeling system to help consumers stay informed and hopefully avoid food waste in the future.

Erika Mahoney

It’s getting harder to recycle plastic bags. A growing number of waste management districts in California have stopped accepting them as recyclables. The district serving the Monterey region is one of the latest to do so.

Erika Mahoney

We all create a lot more trash during the holidays. Keeping that out of the landfill is a big goal for the state of California, but it’s not going to be easy.