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Free Holiday Recycling at the County Landfill

The Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works, Division of Integrated Waste Management is again offering a number of ways for residents to recycle this holiday at the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland.

Free recycling of residential holiday trees (treecycling) is being offered at the landfill from December 26 through January 15.  Treecycling turns household holiday trees into a valuable renewable and recyclable resource.  As holiday trees are biodegradable, they eventually decompose to provide essential organic matter.  Limit two trees per resident, free of ornaments, flocking, tinsel, garland and lights.

Residents can also recycle old electronics, such as computers, TVs and monitors that were upgraded during the holidays, and paper, plastics, cans and bottles for free every day at the landfill.

Greenprint Summit 2014: Planning for Trees & Public Health

This year’s 4rd Annual Greenprint Summit will expand on last year’s Summit of the critical need to integrate the urban forest into urban planning, given the impact of the urban forest and built environment on urban health. 200 attendees are expected,  including municipal planners, health professionals, elected officials, urban forest managers, and community activists.

The Tree Foundation’s mission is to build healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by growing the best regional urban forest in the nation. Over the last decade there has been an explosion in new research and pilot projects involving the impact of the built environment on public health. The Tree Foundation has collaborated on several such projects and many more are happening around the region and in other parts of the country.

Yolo County Helps You Clean Up Hazards During the Holidays

The Yolo County Planning & Public Works, Division of Integrated Waste Management will continue to hold weekly collection of household hazardous waste at the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., through the winter holiday season, with the exception of Friday, November 29.  The landfill will be open for non-hazardous waste on November 29, but closed December 25 and January 1.

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Recycling Your Used Oil Filters

On Saturday, November 16, the Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works’ Division of Integrated Waste Management and the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters will host a free Used Oil Filter Exchange Event, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. 

With the help of O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone stores throughout Yolo County, and the NAPA Auto Parts store in Winters, local government recycling coordinators are partnering to remind do-it-yourself vehicle oil changers of the importance of recycling by hosting the November 16 used oil filter exchange event.  Residents of Yolo County can receive a free oil filter by bringing in their used one for recycling.  There is a limit of two filters per resident that can be exchanged.  

Ygrene's Popular Building Upgrade Program Now Available in Sacramento and Yolo Counties

Ygrene's Popular Building Upgrade Program Now Available in Sacramento and Yolo Counties

Ygrene’s Popular Building Upgrade Program Now Available in Sacramento and Yolo Counties

Offers 100 percent financing for commercial and residential property upgrades

Sacramento, Calif, Nov. 6, 2013 – Ygrene Energy Fund, a leading provider of building upgrade financing, today announced the expansion of its successful PACE financing programs to Sacramento and Yolo counties. This makes Ygrene – and its 100 percent financing for energy efficient, renewable energy and water conservation building improvements – available to thousands of additional property owners across Sacramento and Yolo counties.

Tire Amnesty Event at Esparto Recycling & Transfer Station October 23

The Yolo County Planning & Public Works Division of Integrated Waste Management is hosting the final free tire recycling event for 2013 at the Esparto Recycling and Transfer Station, located at 27075 County Road 19A in Esparto, on Wednesday, October 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Yolo County residents and farmers are encouraged to turn in their used passenger car, truck or tractor tires during this free event, made possible through a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).  Participants may bring in up to nine tires to be recycled free of charge.

 Things to remember when participating in this tire recycling event:

Yolo County Community Garden Dedication on September 23

Yolo County Community Garden Dedication on September 23

On Monday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m., Yolo County will dedicate its new community garden, located adjacent to the Herbert Bauer Health and Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Building at 137 N. Cottonwood Avenue in Woodland.  The garden is a quarter-acre plot of land that will have multiple garden areas including one for children, a demonstration garden and a community garden and orchard.

“This garden will be a special place in our community where children and adults can come to learn about gardening and enjoy its bounty,” said Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor.

“We wanted to use the land adjacent to our building to grow healthy food for the community and to create a space for community activities centered around the public health benefits of gardening,” said Laurie Green, Yolo County Health Department program manager.