Location 44090 County Road 28H, Woodland, CA 95776 Hours Mon-Sat 6:30am-4pm Sun 9am-5pm Phone (530)666-8729 Website http://www.yolocounty.org/recycle/default.htm
The central landfill is located off of County Road 102 (or Pole Line Rd. inside Davis) just north of the city limits. Aside from taking the trash from Davis Waste Removal, it offers a variety of recycling and hazardous waste services as well. The landfill is owned and managed by Yolo County but it has no formal agreements with any of the cities it serves, though the Yolo County Board of Supervisors is looking to change this. The county itself only contributes 8% of total waste tonnage while Woodland contributes 32%, West Sacramento 24%, and Davis 22%.1
Most of it is covered... except for the recyclables
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days Every month (starting in Jan 2007), Yolo County offers free household hazardous waste disposal at the central landfill. Automotive fluids, flourescent lights, paint, pool chemicals, and other materials you should not be throwing in the trash or dumping down the drain are accepted up to a certain amount as long as you are a County resident (they check ID cards). http://www.yolocounty.org/recycle/docs/HHW_flyer.pdf and http://www.dwrco.com/drop-off.htm have dates and other important information. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Recycling Services The landfill will also accept certain materials for recycling, including the usual paper/plastic/aluminum that the local trash pick-up handles. They will also take electronics, in particular CRT televisions and CRT computer monitors which contain large amounts of lead and other toxic chemicals. This is a free service available every day the landfill is open. Check the website as the items recycled is always expanding (more electrical and electronic items were recently added to the recyling, so bring that dead vacuum).
Bioreactor This is also the site of one of the EPA's Project XL bioreactor projects. The Yolo landfill started with two 10,000 ton demonstration plots in 1993 has has since scaled up to two 100,000 ton cells. They work by circulating liquid throughout the solid waste, considerably speeding up decomposition and allowing for greater utilization of landfill space. Yolo uses an anaerobic bioreactor, which forces decomposition in the absence of oxygen and releases large amounts of methane gas that can be captured and used for energy generation. The current set up can generate approximately 3 Mwatts which is sold to Southern California Edison. The current power generation set up makes money for the county, which is used to keep the fees for dumping at the landfill as low as possible (so people dump there and not on the side of the road).
Alternative Some materials can be taken to Woodland Biomass instead.