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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.

Free Tire Recycling at Landfill on September 25

Yolo County is hosting a free tire recycling event at the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, on September 25, 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 Releases 2012 Crop Report

Yolo County Releases 2012 Crop Report

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors received the 2012 Yolo County Agricultural Report – an annual report which summarizes the acreage, production and gross valuation of all agricultural commodities produced in Yolo County in 2012.  The total gross valuation for all agricultural commodities in 2012 was $645,766,504; an all-time high and an increase of 17.5% from 2011.

“These production figures reflect an overall higher price per unit for commodities and increases in acreage,” said Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner John Young.  “Field labor, processing, transporting, marketing and other farm-related services significantly multiply the value agriculture has to our county.  When the multiplier effect of related industries is considered, agriculture contributes well over $1.5 billion to the economy of Yolo County.”

Love roses?

Love roses?

Love roses or just working with plants but have no flower bed or garden? Historic City Cemetery (10th & Broadway in Sacramento) invites West Sac residents to help tidy up its renowned heirloom rose garden Aug. 5.

Old City Cemetery spokesman Dennis Gunvalson says volunteers are needed to tidy up the treasured rose garden at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, first meeting at the cemetery's 10th Street gate.

The cemetery has many notables, both people and plants, and the rose garden has lovely vintage varieties.

For more information or directions to the cemetery, call 448-0811, or go to www.oldcitycemetery.com.

E-mail Carol Bogart with news and events interesting to West Sac residents at 3bogart@gmail.com.