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National Seed Swap Day Exchange

National Seed Swap Day Exchange
National Seed Swap Day Exchange
01-30-2015 - 01-30-2015
Davis Cemetery Arboretum
http://www.daviscemetery.org
Admission: Free
 
(530) 756-7807
 
www.daviscemetery.org
Start Time(s): Fri 11:30am-1:30pm
The Davis Cemetery Arboretum will host a free seed swapping event in honor of National Seed Swap Day 
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State’s bag ban may face public vote

State’s bag ban may face public vote

California voters may get the chance to voice their opinion on the state’s new ban of single-use plastic bags. The American Progressive Bag Alliance claims to have delivered more than 800,000 signatures to the state to qualify its referendum, overturning the ban, for a vote... Read More

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!

Condors with greater independence have higher lead levels

Condors with greater independence have higher lead levels

Lead poisoning remains a major threat that is preventing recovery of naturally sustaining populations of condors in the wild, according to UC Davis researcher Terra Kelly... Read More

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. 

America Recycles Day in Yolo County November 15

America Recycles Day in Yolo County November 15

November 15, 2014 is designated as America Recycles Day.  To participate, along with thousands of other local organizers holding recycling events across the country, Yolo County is hosting a free tire recycling and used oil filter exchange on Saturday, November 15, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Esparto Recycling & Transfer Station, located at 27075 County Road 19A in Esparto.

“Recyclable items that we use every day are recoverable resources that can be manufactured into new and valuable products,” said Yolo County Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services Director Taro Echiburú.  “Together, we can reduce the billions of dollars’ worth of materials thrown away each year, and work to give that tire or oil filter another life through recycling.”