EnviroWoodland News

Tip of the Month

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year's Americans throw away 25% more trash than any other time of year? Try using reusable tableware at holiday parties; save gift bags, boxes, and tissue paper to use later; and recycle wrapping paper, cards, beverage containers, and aluminum cans. Visit HolidayRecycling.com for more green gift-giving ideas and information on holiday recycling.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Notices

City offices will be closed starting at noon on December 24, 2019, and will reopen Thursday, January 2, 2020. 

Waste Management services will not run on Christmas and New Year’s Day. If your collection day falls on the holiday listed or after, it will be delayed one day for the rest of the week. For example, Thursday service will occur on Friday, Friday service will occur on Saturday, etc.

Recycle your Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Recycling

Holiday tree collection starts December 26 through February 1. Please place your tree curbside on your leaf pile pick up day or cut your tree into 3-foot sections and place it in your organics cart (brown lid). Trees with flocking, lights, tinsel, ornaments, tree stands, or garland will not be accepted.

Place Palm in Trash Cart

Palm Material is Now Trash

Starting January 1, 2020, all palm material, including fronds and trunks from both palm trees and palm plants, must be placed in a trash cart (gray lid).

The Yolo County Central Landfill opened its new green waste composting facility in October to turn our organic waste into soil amendments. Due to the fibrous nature, palm materials can clog the grinding equipment used in the composting process. As a result, palm material will no longer be accepted as green waste in organics carts or green waste street piles.
Save Energy and Money this Winter

Save Energy and Money this Winter

Save on your utility bills this winter using these energy-saving tips:

  • Set your thermostat to 68 degrees and lower it to 55 degrees when no one’s home.

  • Open drapes and shades on sunny days to let in the sun’s heat.

  • Reduce drafts by sealing holes around pipes, wiring, vents, and recessed lights with spray foam or caulk.

  • Turn down the temperature of your water heater to 120° F or lower.

Don't Water in the Rain!

It's Raining, It's Pouring...

Now that it’s raining, you can start saving. Turn off your irrigation controller and allow mother nature to water your yard and garden. The City has two rebates that can help save you water this winter:
  • Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers 
    If you don’t want to go out in the rain to turn off your irrigation controller, then consider a weather-based model. Most of these can be controlled from your smartphone, plus they automatically override schedules on rainy days. The best part is the City of Woodland offers a rebate of up to $150!
  • Rain Barrel 
    If you’re interested in saving rainwater to use at a later date, think about installing a rain barrel or two and receive up to $75 per rain barrel. Rain is an excellent source of water for plants and landscape irrigation since it has no chemicals such as chlorine. 
Click here for more information on these and other rebates.

Help keep our storm drains clear this rainy season.

Ensure gutters are clear of debris and follow the street piles guidelines. Click here for the 2020 Green Waste Map & Schedule

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