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Monterey, Calif., Works with Monterey City Disposal Services to Boost Recycling Efforts

The City of Monterey, Calif., developed a relationship with Monterey City Disposal Services in 1963, and since then, the duo has worked together to boost recycling efforts.

The City of Monterey, Calif., developed a relationship with Monterey City Disposal Services in 1963, and since then, the duo has worked together to boost recycling efforts. The company first began providing the city with waste collection, and now it offers street sweeping, recycling and food waste collection from local restaurants.

All of the waste that’s collected by with Monterey City Disposal Services goes to a landfill in Marina, but the company now sees 1,000 tons of recyclables a month and a total waste stream of 43,000 tons a year at the local Material Recovery Center.

Monterey Herald has more information:

When it comes to trash and recyclables, Monterey has bucked the growing trend of relying on big corporations to collect its paper, plastics and aluminum.

Rather than contracting out to a large waste management company like most municipalities now do, the city has fostered its relationship with the family owned and operated Monterey City Disposal Services for over five decades.

It’s a partnership that began in 1963 when the city no longer wanted to do its own garbage collection and has since expanded to include street sweeping, recycling and the implementation of a food scraps program with local restaurants.

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