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Yolo County Receives Two Recognitions for Countywide Solar Project

Yolo County Receives Two Recognitions for Countywide Solar Project

Yolo County recently applied for one, and ultimately received two recognitions for its countywide solar project from the California Counties Architects & Engineers Association.

Potential Yolo Rail Realignment Offers Positive Economic Benefits

Potential Yolo Rail Realignment Offers Positive Economic Benefits

Yolo County, the cities of Davis, West Sacramento and Woodland, and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency are excited to announce completion of the Yolo Rail Realignment Economic Benefits Study.  

Prepared with support from a 2014 U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, the study analyzes the economic potential of relocating the rail line that runs through the centers of Davis and Woodland, and extending rail service to industrial areas in Woodland, the west side of West Sacramento and the Port of West Sacramento.  Study findings show rail relocation could generate substantial economic benefit in Yolo County and align well with regional flood protection options currently being studied.

Cache Creek Area Plan Update Kick-Off April 11

Cache Creek Area Plan Update Kick-Off April 11

(Woodland, CA) – To increase public awareness about the update of Yolo County’s Cache Creek Area Plan, an informational kick-off event is scheduled for Monday, April 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, located at 34199 County Road 20 in Woodland.  Participants will have an opportunity to hear about and discuss the update of this plan which helps to set policy for and balance interests in a 14.5-mile stretch of Cache Creek.

Draft Septic System Requirements Available for Review and Comment

Draft Septic System Requirements Available for Review and Comment

(Woodland, CA) – Yolo County Environmental Health invites the public and other agencies to review and comment on a draft Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) for the permitting, siting, design, monitoring and maintenance of septic systems. The plan also includes provisions for graywater systems, septic pumper trucks and non-discharging wastewater units such as composting toilets.

The intent of Yolo County’s draft LAMP is to:

Community Feedback Sought on Community Choice Aggregation

Community Feedback Sought on Community Choice Aggregation

Yolo County is seeking community feedback on Community Choice Aggregation (also known as Community Choice Energy) for the unincorporated areas of the county.  Residents and business can complete a survey and find more information at: www.yolocounty.org/CCA.

Mattresses and Box Springs Recycled for Free at Landfill

Mattresses and Box Springs Recycled for Free at Landfill

Starting March 1, the Yolo County Central Landfill will be accepting for recycling old mattresses and box springs from residents at no cost. 

The landfill has joined a growing list of Bye Bye Mattress recycling collection site participants accepting old mattresses and box springs from the public for free so that they might be recycled.  Individuals may bring such items to the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, during the normal hours of operation (Monday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).

Free Tree Recycling at Landfill & Holiday Closures

Free Tree Recycling at Landfill & Holiday Closures

Free recycling of holiday trees (treecycling) is being offered to Yolo County residents at the Yolo County Central Landfill and the Esparto Recycling & Transfer Station from December 26 through January 15. 

Trees are biodegradable and will eventually decompose to provide essential organic matter.  Treecycling turns holiday trees into valuable renewable and recyclable resources.  Trees to be recycled should be free of all ornaments, flocking, tinsel, garland and lights.  There is a limit of two trees per resident for free recycling. 

While recycling your tree, please remember that old electronics, such as computers, TVs and monitors, and paper, plastics, cans and bottles can also be recycled every day of operation at the Yolo County Central Landfill and the Esparto Recycling & Transfer Station.