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!


Missed our last #composting workshop? Don't #soil yourself! Join this Saturday, Feb 24th at 10am 🌱

Learn to make nutrient-rich soil amendment at our FREE & bilingual composting workshop! Register at
#GlobalWorming #CanYouDigIt #SalinasValleyRecycles

Happy National #Battery Day! 🔋

Single-use batteries can be costly and contribute to waste. By switching one single-use battery to a rechargeable one, you’re keeping over 500 single-use batteries out of landfills.

➡️ Make the switch today for the environment and your ...wallet.

🔋Old #batteries are considered #HouseholdHazardousWaste & cannot be disposed of in trash or recycling collection bins – it is prohibited by law because they can contain #ToxicMetals (mercury, lead, cadmium, nickel). If released, they may be harmful to humans & the #environment.

Want a beautiful garden but would rather not spend hours every week (or hire staff) to maintain it? Follow our pro tips for planting a low-maintenance landscape. Find native plants and plans at #greengardening #sustainable #savewater #yardgoals