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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.  

Live Long & Prosper -- Farmers' Market a Big Hit on UCD Campus

Live Long & Prosper -- Farmers' Market a Big Hit on UCD Campus

The weekly Farmers' Market at UCD's Silo Union kicks off to a great start and will be on campus Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ( weather permitting ). Fresh fruits and vegetables -- many organic -- are part of UCD's commitment to GO ZERO WASTE. For more information, contact www.farmersmarket.ucdavis.edu to live long and prosper.

City offers vermicompost bin rebates

City offers vermicompost bin rebates

The City of Woodland’s Environmental Services division is pleased to announce that rebate opportunities for compost bins have been expanded to include vermicompost bins.

Backyard compost and vermicompost bins are eligible for as much as $100 each in rebates, with a limit of $200 per household within Woodland city limits. Compost bins can be purchased from any retailer or online store....

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'Garden goddesses' will share their bountiful knowledge at Winters library

'Garden goddesses' will share their bountiful knowledge at Winters library

'Garden goddesses' will share their bountiful knowledge at Winters library
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Spring Warren, author of "The Quarter Acre Farm," will talk about her experience in growing 75 percent of her food on her own quarter-acre residential lot in Davis. Kami McBride, author of "The Herbal Kitchen," will discuss the many things that can ...

Properties in Solano County lose value in fiscal 2011-12 - Contra Costa Times

Properties in Solano County lose value in fiscal 2011-12 - Contra Costa Times

Properties in Solano County lose value in fiscal 2011-12
Contra Costa Times
Solano County Assessor/Recorder Marc Tonnesen said in a press release that even though the assessed values continue to decline, it's not as significant as before. The total assessed value dropped 1.19 percent ...

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Woodland Tomato Festival set for Aug. 13

Woodland Tomato Festival set for Aug. 13

WOODLAND - Tomatoes are an important part of Yolo County's local heritage and are well worthy of celebration. The Woodland Tomato Festival steering committee announced the 4th annual Tomato Festival will arrive Saturday, August 13.

Yolo County Tomatoes account for more than $100 million dollars in agricultural production annually. More than 40,000 acres of commercial tomatoes are planted each year with countless more in the backyards of Woodlanders everywhere.

Held every year at Freeman Park on Main Street in downtown Woodland, from 9 a .m. - 2 p.m., the festival features family fun for all ages. From the live performances and free tomato tasting to the “Best Salsa in Town” restaurant competition, it is a whirlwind of tomato fun.

“As Yolo County Master Gardeners, one of the things we like doing the most is to participate in the Woodland Tomato Festival” says Master Gardener Steve Radosevich.