Current Programs

Growing Green and being sustainable is ongoing. You can find information about current and historic program and events below. 

Sharps Disposal

Sharps container with gloved hand putting a sharp in the containerYou can bring your approved sharps containers to Gonzales Pharmacy at any time for FREE disposal.  Please do not put sharps containers, needles, or diabetic testing supplies in your garbage or recycling cart.  In 2013 Salinas Valley Recycles introduced two new FREE kiosk collection programs for collecting these supplies in South Monterey County. 
For more information on those three Salinas Valley sites as well as the collection program at the Sun Street Transfer Station go to the Salinas Valley Recycles website


Free Residential Large Item Curbside Collection

Bulky Items Photos: Chair, Dryer, RugFree Curbside Large Item Collection Service in Gonzales by Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling. Please call to make an appointment 1-888-678-6798. If you live in an apartment complex, have the apartment manager call to make the appointment and set up the location where items will be picked up on the property.



Residential Curbside Household Battery Collection **NEW in 2018**

Household Batteries in a bag for recyclingTri-Cities Disposal & Recycling now has residential curbside household battery recycling! Place your used 9V, AA, AAA, C, D & small button and hearing aid batteries in a clear one-quart zip-top bag. Place the bag on top of your blue mixed recycling cart on your regular collection day for recycling.

Do NOT include cell phone, car, or any other type of battery
Do NOT include any other type of hazardous material
Do NOT place bag inside of the cart (put on top of the closed lid)

Visit the Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling website section on hazardous materials disposal for more information on this and other programs to dispose of special materials and waste.


Catching the Wind for Power 

Taylor Farms Wind TurbineGonzales is home to one of the Salinas Valley's first wind turbines.  Watch a video to learn how one of our local, innovative businesses, Taylor Farms is using clean wind energy to process the fruits and vegetables that they bring to market. 


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Wind Power

Gonzales wind turbine and sunset