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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.

Hazardous Waste Facility Observes the Thanksgiving Holiday

Hazardous Waste Facility Observes the Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the collection of household hazardous waste will not occur at the Yolo County Central Landfill’s Hazardous Waste Facility on Friday, November 27.

With the exception of this date, the Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management holds weekly collection of household hazardous waste at the landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.    

During the holidays many generate more waste and are busier than normal.  To encourage residents to properly dispose of their household hazardous waste, the Division of Integrated Waste Management will be handing out 2016 Recycling Calendars to all residents bringing in hazardous waste after Christmas. 

Free Oil Filter Exchange Event November 21

Free Oil Filter Exchange Event November 21

The Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management and the Cities of Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento have collaborated with O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone Auto Parts stores, as well as Pisani’s Napa Auto Parts Store in Winters, to educate Yolo County residents on the importance of used oil filter recycling by offering a Used Oil Filter Exchange Event on Saturday, November 21.

This special event is being held to bring awareness around the need to recycle used oil filters.  Do-it-yourself (DIY) oil changers in California purchase more than 20 million oil filters annually.  Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of used oil filters are recycled or even disposed of properly.  This means that an estimated 1.2 million gallons of oil in discarded oil filters goes to landfills each year.  When used oil filters are recycled, the filters and the oil they contain can be made into new products such as construction rebar and re-refined oil.

Plant a tree in honor of City of Trees Arbor Day, March 14

Plant a tree in honor of City of Trees Arbor Day, March 14

..2014 Arbor Day tree planting participants. Courtesy photo... Gertrude Freeman explained how our City of Trees got its ...... Read More

Gardening 101 Course March 25

Gardening 101 Course March 25

Interested in learning more about how to start a garden?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will be host to a free “Gardening 101” class on Wednesday, March 25, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

This class will cover gardening basics, such as how to prepare your soil for planting a summer/fall garden, strategies and techniques for deciding what to plant and were to plant it, and an introduction to a pesticide-free approach to gardening.  No gardening experience is required; only an interest in gardening.  Gloves and shoes for working in the dirt are recommended.

The class is free to all, and is taught by a Master Gardener of Yolo County.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, contact Robin Rocksvold at (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org.

Drought, water shortages on voters’ minds

Drought, water shortages on voters’ minds

Californians believe the water shortage is serious by a whopping 94 percent in the latest Field Poll, released Thursday... Read More

Plug-In Ceremony February 10

Yolo County and the City of Woodland will be celebrating the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in downtown Woodland with a Plug-In Ceremony on February 10 at noon in the City of Woodland municipal parking lot, located directly across from City Hall at 300 First Street in Woodland.

The Yolo County-City of Woodland Workplace Charging Partnership was made possible through a $15,000 Clean Air Fund grant award from the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District and with county matching funds.  The installation of these stations addresses a growing need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Yolo County, while contributing to the climate action goals of both agencies.  By expanding the regional network of convenient electric vehicle charging opportunities, the partnership hopes to promote reductions in greenhouse gas production in the region.