About the Monterey Regional Waste Management District



The award winning Monterey Regional Waste Management District is home to the Last Chance Mercantile reuse store, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, Material Recovery Facility, Anaerobic Digestion Compost Pilot Project, Landfill Gas Renewable Energy Power Plant, Small Planet School Education Garden, and the Monterey Peninsula Landfill.

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.

Service Area*

The District covers a total of 853 square miles. The population currently served is about 170,000.

District Facilities

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.

Landfill Site

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.

*MRWMD 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, and Big Sur

It is a Small Planet, Recycle!

14201 Del Monte Boulevard
Marina, CA 93933-1670
Phone: (831) 384-5313
Fax: (831) 384-3567

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