The Monterey City Disposal Service (MCDS) has provided the highest quality refuse and recycling collection services to the City of Monterey since 1963. Our mission is to provide the residents and businesses of Monterey the highest quality solid waste and recycling services in order to preserve resources, protect the environment and contribute to making our community and world a cleaner, safer place to live.
At MCDS we strive to meet local and global environmental challenges and we take our lead role proudly. We encourage every person to REDUCE the waste they make, REUSE items instead of repurchasing what they don't need, and RECYCLE as much as possible. In addition, be creative and REPURPOSE what you have.
Remember, "refuse" is not one of the three R's, and the last resort when reducing, reusing, and recycling doesn't apply. Find out more about what we are doing to save our earth! One world...one way...BE GREEN... today, every day!
Standard residential services are provided to the City of Monterey using a 35 gallon brown wheeled cart for garbage, a 64 gallon green wheeled cart for yard waste, and a 64 gallon blue wheeled cart for recycling (35 gallon wheeled recycle carts are available for those who request them).
We offer a variety of refuse and recycling services for our commercial and multi-family customers. For refuse collection service, customers can choose between 32 gallon customer provided can services, 64 and 96 gallon cart services, 2 cubic yard rear load containers, and 2, 3, 4, and 6 cubic yard front load containers.
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We offers Debris Box Services (a.k.a Drop Box). These very large bins are often used for construction, remodel, and demolition. We offer two different sizes 20 cubic yard and 30 cubic yard. These boxes can handle a variety of refuse, recyclables and construction and demolition debris. Click here to view important rules and rates.
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