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Friday, February 23, 2024

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Drop off household hazardous waste


The Yolo County Central Landfill will hold two drop-off days for household hazardous waste items this week for Yolo County residents. The landfill will be open for drop-off on May 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The landfill will accept the following items: batteries, fluorescent bulbs or tubes, used motor oil and filters, cleaning supplies, lighter fluid, antifreeze, aerosols, garden pesticides and herbicides, latex or oil based paints, solvents, poisons, electrical switches and relays, pilot light sensors and mercury thermostats. Small electronics like televisions and monitors are also accepted for recycling at no cost, though there is a handling fee for recycling appliances.

Household hazardous waste drop-off days are sponsored by the Yolo County Department of Planning and Public Works. The next drop-off days are June 12 and 13.


Fourth of July concessionaires wanted


The city of Davis is looking for nonprofit community organizations that would like to host concession stands at the city’s annual Fourth of July gathering this year.

The event features numerous activities geared toward all age groups as well as a fireworks display in the evening. In past years, community groups have set up concession stands offering everything from food to information, according to a press release from the city.

Groups interested in setting up a concession stand should contact Dennis Hubbard in the Community Services Department at 757-5626 or dhubbard@cityofdavis.org. The deadline to apply is May 29. More information is available at cityofdavis.org.


Tour the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area


A tour focused on the songs of wild birds in the Yolo Wildlife Bypass Area is planned for May 9 from 8 to 11 a.m.

Yolo Basin Foundation docents, led by Rob Floerke, will help visitors identify the songs of the marsh wren, the male red-winged blackbird, the yellow-headed blackbird and the western meadowlark. Many of the bird species are actively announcing their territories and attempting to attract mates, according to a press release from the foundation.

The tour will meet, rain or shine, just before 8 a.m. at Parking Lot A at the west end of the Yolo Causeway Bridge. Organizers ask participants to bring binoculars, insect repellent, water and a field guide. The tour will be conducted mostly by car on firm gravel roads with a couple of optional short walks in the wetlands.

The tour is free and no reservations are required, though a $5 contribution is suggested. For more information about the tour or the Yolo Basin Foundation, visit yolobasin.org.


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