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Tip of the Month

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

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

December Calendar

Holiday Notices

City offices will be closed starting December 24, 2018 and will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2019. 

Waste Management services will be closed 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 example, Tuesday service will occur on Wednesday, Wednesday service will occur on Thursday, etc.

Christmas tree for curbside pickup

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.

Turkey Fryer

Recycle Cooking Oil

Deep frying turkey is popular during the holiday season, but after cooking you are left with gallons of used oil. Never pour used oil down the kitchen sink or in storm drains; it solidifies in the sewer and storm pipes and creates costly backups. Instead, collect the used oil in sealed containers and bring it to the City's Water Pollution Control Facility for recycling. Oil is collected year round and is recycled and converted into other useful products.

Schedule your FREE appointment by calling 530-661-2057 or 530-661-2058. Available to Woodland residents.

Man watering in rain

It's Raining, It's Pouring

Now that it’s finally 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: 

  • If you tend to be forgetful or just 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! 

  • If you’re interested in saving rain water to use at a later date, think about installing a rain barrel or two and receive up to $75 per rain barrel. Rain water 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.

Avoid Localized Street Flooding

With the rain and wind comes falling leaves that can clog storm drains and cause street flooding. Please help keep our storm drains clean by raking up your leaves and placing them in your organics cart (brown lid) when possible. Street piles may be placed in the street for weekly pick-up until February 1. Size must not exceed 4' wide x 5' long x 4' tall. Be sure to keep the gutter clear so water can flow down the drain!

How much do you know about Woodland's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program? Take our short questionnaire to find out!

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