Protect Your Central Coast is the collaborative effort of local organizations and governments whose shared mission is to promote waste reduction, reuse and recycling in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties to help achieve sustainable lifestyles.

Use this site to find resources for proper disposal in your area and tips to help you reduce waste and pollution. Together, we can make a difference and work towards zero waste!


Congrats and thank you for going Green to create a healthy environment for the kids, and for the community! Teaching the little ones to care about their planet is an invaluable investment in our future.

Make memories, not trash. Secure items to your vehicle when traveling, pick up small items, opt for reusable over single-use, and always pack out what you bring in. #MemorialDay