History of Sustainability in Gonzales

National Prescription Drug Take Back Event in Gonzales

2017 Spring Event: Saturday, April 29
10 AM to 2 PM
Gonzales Police Department
109 Fourth Street, Gonzales, CA  93926

All Salinas Valley Residents are welcome to participate!

Eliminate prescription drug abuse and environmental hazardous waste by turning in prescription drugs with no questions asked.  

All prescription medications will be destroyed safely and legally in this DEA sponsored collection program.  

Please always secure your prescription medications and never dispose of them in the toilet or wash them down the drain.


Two Annual Reuse, Recycle & Community Cleanup Weekend Events for 2017

Event #1 June 24 & 25, 2017 (Includes Free Composting Workshop)
Event #2 October 7 & 8, 2017 

Located in the Heart of Gonzales--Fairview Middle School!

Bring your truck, bring your car, bring your stuff! The City of Gonzales, along with its partners Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling Service and Salinas Valley Recycles, host two annual community cleanup events for Gonzales residents. The FREE cleanup and collection event is open to Gonzales residents (no businesses please) on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Event flyers are mailed to all residential customers in plenty of time to remind you! This year, apartment complexes will receive event door hangers.

Items accepted: Trash, mattresses & box springs, furniture, electronic waste, cardboard, recyclables such as paper, plastic, glass & metal, electronic waste, household appliances (including refrigerators & freezers), donations of clothing & household goods for local charities. Large furniture (such as couches and armchairs) can ONLY be accepted if broken into pieces. No yard waste, tree trimmings, or wood are accepted. 

Please consult the event flyer about the regulations on trailers & large loads 

SATURDAYS ONLY: Collection of household waste items: anti-freeze, household and small car batteries,  properly contained used motor oil, and paint.

Free Home Composting Workshops 

Salinas Valley Recycles
@ June, 2017 Reuse, Recycle & Cleanup Event
FREE one-day composting workshop during the cleanup event 
11 AM to 12 PM

Annual Community-wide Garage Sales
June 10, 2017

Sale date will be advertised on various media outlets 
This year: NO Garage sale permits are required for this date & it will NOT count against the annual limit per residence

Salinas Valley Recycles & CalRecycle Present: FREE Tire Recycling Event April 3-29, 2017

Three convenient locations! FREE tire recycling to ALL Salinas Valley households at locations in King City, Gonzales & Salinas

Salinas Sun Street Transfer Station, 139 Sun Street
Gonzales Johnson Canyon Landfill, 31400 Johnson Canyon Road
King City Jolon Road Transfer Station, 52654 Jolon Road

Cars & small truck tires with or without rims (NO commercial or tractor tires).
Residents ONLY.
NO businesses.
Limit 9 tires per trip. 
Salinas Valley Residents can participate at ANY location.

Japanese Agriculture group visits Gonzales and learns about microbiology efforts to improve agricultural yield and conserve water from Healthy Soil company in Gonzales. Agricultural groups from several counties were trained by Tom Piatowski from his Gonzales business center. 

Bus of Japanese agricultural businessmen visiting Healthy Soil in Gonzales

Healthy Soil teaching a group from Japan about sustainable agricultural practices


Gonzales Leadership worked with businesses and property owners to have bio-diesel produced, distributed, and used in Gonzales to benefit local businesses, the City, and the regional air quality.  

Gonzales Business Development Meeting

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