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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.

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.

Fruit Tree Workshop Class January 10

Fruit Tree Workshop Class January 10

Calling all fruit tree and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community garden in Woodland will host a fruit tree workshop on Saturday, January 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This outdoor class is free and open to all; no experience with fruit trees necessary.

This class, taught by a Yolo County master gardener who specializes in fruit trees, will help participants select bare root fruit trees for their home orchard.  Participants will also learn how to properly train and trim fruit trees during the winter dormant season to enhance growth and production in spring.  The class will take place in the garden orchard on the west side of the Bauer building at 137 N. Cottonwood Avenue in Woodland, and will include demonstration of various training and trimming techniques.   

Free Holiday Recycling at the County Landfill

Free Holiday Recycling at the County Landfill

Free recycling of residential holiday trees (treecycling) is being offered at the Yolo County Central Landfill from December 26 through January 15, 2015.  Treecycling turns your holiday tree into a valuable renewable and recyclable resource.  

Trees are biodegradable and will eventually decompose to provide essential organic matter.  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.  

Old electronics, such as computers, TVs and monitors, and paper, plastics, cans and  bottles can also be recycled every day at the landfill, located at  44090 County Road 28H in Woodland.  By recycling your holiday tree, gift boxes, and bottles and cans from holiday celebrations, you will help reduce waste in our landfill and do your part in putting waste in the proper place!

Yolo County hazardous waste facility observes Thanksgiving holiday

Yolo County hazardous waste facility observes 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 28.

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.   The facility will be open the Friday and Saturday directly following both the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. 

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 2015 Recycling Calendars to all residents bringing in hazardous waste after Christmas. 

America Recycles Day in Yolo County November 15

America Recycles Day in Yolo County November 15

November 15, 2014 is designated as America Recycles Day.  To participate, along with thousands of other local organizers holding recycling events across the country, Yolo County is hosting a free tire recycling and used oil filter exchange on Saturday, November 15, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Esparto Recycling & Transfer Station, located at 27075 County Road 19A in Esparto.

“Recyclable items that we use every day are recoverable resources that can be manufactured into new and valuable products,” said Yolo County Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services Director Taro Echiburú.  “Together, we can reduce the billions of dollars’ worth of materials thrown away each year, and work to give that tire or oil filter another life through recycling.”