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West Sacramento Trees for Tomorrow Kick-Off Planting Event Saturday

West Sacramento Trees for Tomorrow Kick-Off Planting Event Saturday

Submitted by Michelle Medeiros  

Tree Davis and the City of West Sacramento are hosting the kick off event for the new Trees for Tomorrow Program on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. The tree planting event will take place at Bryte Park in West Sacramento located on the corner of Todhunter and Carrie Streets. During the event, thirty community volunteers will plant seventeen new trees around the Kaboom Disney Playground. These trees will grow to provide shade, cleaner air, and a beautiful outdoor space for recreation and relaxation.

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.

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!

Solar Program Community Reception at the City of West Sacramento's Civic Center Galleria

Solar Program Community Reception at the City of West Sacramento's Civic Center Galleria

Hosted by the City of West Sacramento and GRID Alternatives.

Give your family the gift of solar! The first 20 qualified applicants may receive a solar system at no cost to them in 2015.

GRID Alternatives is a non-profit and a licensed contractor providing turnkey solar services exclusively to low-income households through a statewide solar rebate program they administer under the California Public Utilities Commission. The non-profit has installed more than 4,700 solar systems in California, and is currently accepting applications for their low- to no-cost solar program in the City of West Sacramento for 2015.

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.