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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are Authority rates higher than District rates?

Why was the Authority formed?

What does it mean to have a future without landfills?

Why is the Agency doing business under a new name?

What is the address and hours of operation for the Salinas transfer station?

139 sun street
Salinas CA, 9390

Monday - Friday 7am-5pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm

What items do we recycle and rates

Link to Recycling Page

Employment opportunities

Link to Employment Opportunities

Questions about garbage pick up:

Salinas call Republic Services at 775-3840
Monterey call Waste Management at 384-5000
South County Cities cal Tri-Cities at 1-888-678-6798

Prunedale and Watsonville call Waste Management at 384-5000
Medical Waste handling at 1-800-464-4285 located in Monterey

Does SVSWA provide trash pick up?

No, we have self serve drop off facilities in Salinas, Gonzales and King City

What payment forms does SVSWA accept?

Cash, Visa, Checks (must provide picture ID)

Do you payout for recyclables?

No, but we accept most recycable items at no charge.