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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.

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.