Turning Waste Into Resources in the Most Cost Effective and Environmentally Sound Manner to Benefit the Community.
About the Monterey Regional Waste Management District
The District was formed as a Garbage and Refuse Disposal District (See Public Resources Code). Since 1951 MRWMD has led the way in effective solid waste management and resource recovery. It has been recognized as one of the “Best Solid Waste Systems in North America”, In addition to being the home of the Monterey Peninsula Landfill, over the years many successful waste diversion and recycling facilities and programs have been developed and operated. The MRWMD operates the following programs at the Marina site:
Facts About Monterey Regional Waste Management District
The District’s primary purpose is to manage solid waste from the Monterey Peninsula region. The District’s role includes the recovery of recyclable materials including cardboard, glass, wood, yard waste, plastics, metal, sheetrock, concrete, asphalt, reusable building materials, and resale items.
The District is energy independent and sells surplus electricity back to the grid. More than 4,000 kW of continuous power is currently being generated.
The District covers a total of 853 square miles. (See Service Area Map). The population currently served is about 150,000.
The District’s facilities are located on its 475-acre property, 2 miles north of Marina, at the Monterey Regional Environmental Park, 14201 Del Monte Blvd.
The property consists of a 315-acre permitted sanitary landfill site, a 126-acre buffer area (mostly Salinas River floodplain), and 20 acres for the resource recovery Facilities, administrative offices and Board Chambers, and maintenance buildings.
Don Chapin Company and Keith Day Company each lease District property for recycling operations including concrete recycling and green waste composting.
The Monterey Peninsula Landfill has a design capacity of approximately 84 million cubic yards. The remaining landfill waste capacity is approximately 72 million cubic yards which is projected to last 150 years at present recycling and disposal rates.
For additional information about the District, please refer to 2015 LAFCO MSR & SOI Study.
Materials Recovery Facility
Household Hazardous Waste
MONTEREY PENINSULA LANDFILL
Last Chance Mercantile
Renewable Energy Projects
Quick Link to Haulers:
Waste Management Inc. – www.wm.com/ / 831-384-5000
Monterey City Disposal – www.montereydisposal.com / (831) 372-7977
Republic Services Salinas – www.republicservicessalinas.com / (831) 775-3840