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Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Sacramento -- Saturday, March 9th kicks off the first 2013 Backyard Composting Seminars at Southside Community Garden, 5th & W Streets in downtown Sacramento.  Session 1 is from 8-9 a.m. and Session 2 from 9-10 a.m. 

April 13th is the next session at Camellia Park Community Center, 6650 Cougar Drive in the South Sacramento area.  Session times are the same each week.  Please view flyer for future dates and locations.

Registration is FREE.  Although not required, please RSVP at http://Facebook.com/SacRecycle to help with staff planning.  Fed up with Facebook?  Please call 916-264-5011 or 311 for more information, or log onto http://sacrecycle.org for all kinds of useful stuff.

Early Bloom in the Historic Rose Garden

Early Bloom in the Historic Rose Garden

Visit the Historic Rose Garden in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery on Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am. This tour will focus on early rare roses which climb trees, line fences and surround monuments in the cemetery's award-winning rose garden. Rain cancels.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Assemble in the cemetery in the front parking lot.

"Camellia Pin-On" Day at the State Capitol This Thursday!

"Camellia Pin-On" Day at the State Capitol This Thursday!

Everything is coming up camellias at the State Capitol Museum on Thursday, February 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2013 Greenprint Summit

2013 Greenprint Summit

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a special day of learning, networking, and collaboration on designing, building, and maintaining healthy communities in the Sacramento region. This year’s Greenprint Summit will focus on demonstrating the connection between public health and the urban forest. The Summit provides a forum for sharing current research findings, learning about current regional projects, and exploring new innovative partnerships.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Lawrence Frank, President of Urban Design 4 Health, Seattle
  • Dr. Desirée Backman, Chief Prevention Officer Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System and California Department of Health Care Services
  • Dr. Sam Soret, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health and Geoinformatics Sciences, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University
  • Dr.

Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2012

 Contact: Jessica Hess
Media and Communication Specialist
City of Sacramento Department of Utilities
916-808-8260
JHess@cityofsacramento.org

 

Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season

Remember to properly dispose of all fats, oils and grease after the big holiday meal
 

Sacramento, CA - Sewer blockages and backups increase by up to 50 percent during the holidays. Leftover food put down kitchen sinks and garbage disposals contributes to increased sewer clogs. People can avoid potentially messy problems and holiday havoc by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease.

When poured down the sink, fats, oils and grease accumulate in sewer pipes restricting flow and ultimately causing blockages and backups in homes and neighborhoods.

Yolo County Helps with Hazardous Waste During the Holidays

Yolo County Helps with Hazardous Waste During the Holidays

(Woodland, CA) – 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 23.  The landfill, however, will be open for non-hazardous waste on November 23, but closed December 25 and January 1.

Yolo County Paint Retailers Take Part in Statewide Paint Stewardship Program

Yolo County Paint Retailers Take Part in Statewide Paint Stewardship Program

Recycling leftover paint in California just got more convenient with the kick-off of California’s Paint Stewardship Program and participation of 350 retail collection locations throughout the state.  Yolo County paint retail stores participating in the program and now taking back paint for recycling include: Kelly Moore Paints, located at 831 Harbor Boulevard in West Sacramento and 538 N. East Street #A in Woodland; and Sherwin-Williams, located 1392 E Main Street #A, in Woodland.