City of Soledad Holds Third Annual Reuse, Recycle, and Clean Up Day

Event focused on supporting the concept of reuse and recycle

Soledad, Calif., (October 11, 2017) – Late last month, the City of Soledad held its third annual Reuse, Recycle, and Clean Up Day at Soledad High School.

Always a community favorite, this year’s event was no exception as lines quickly formed with community members seeking to recycle items at the event. The annual event started with the concept of wanting to give residents the opportunity to keep their homes clutter free while also addressing the City’s ongoing issue of illegal dumping.

“Soledad has always been a forward thinking community when it comes to the protection of the environment given that our local economy relies on a healthy ecosystem,” said Michael McHatten, City Manager, City of Soledad. “As we continue setting policy goals, we will definitely continue seeking opportunities that make the protection of the environment easier for our residents.”

One of the best aspects of the event is that volunteers wanting to support their community led efforts. Salinas Valley Recycles provided an array of services, such as free sharps exchange. Additionally, they hauled two trucks of clothing and household items to the local Goodwill. Monterey County Environmental Health provided a free oil filter exchange with the local O’Reilly Auto Parts store, and Soledad High students were on site helping residents carry items from their vehicles to the event.

About the City of Soledad: Widely known as being the Gateway to the Pinnacles, the City of Soledad is located in the center of the Salinas Valley, adjacent to US 101 between
the beautiful Santa Lucia Mountains to the west and the picturesque Gabilan Mountains to the east. Visitors can explore nearby Pinnacles National Park, with its world-class hiking and rock- climbing and views of the majestic California condors. Soledad is also home to a booming agricultural community, with fields of lettuce, broccoli and asparagus, as well as some of the finest wine grapes in the world. Its burgeoning local wine region was named by Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of the top ten best wine travel destinations in the world. For more information, visit

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