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Holiday trash pickup schedule


Both Christmas (Dec. 25) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) will result in changes to West Sacramento’s garbage and recycling pickup day. Both weeks, regular Thursday service will move to Friday and regular Friday service moves to Saturday.
City hall and the community center will close Dec. 24 through Jan. 4.

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Drop off unwanted prescription drugs — responsibly & anonymously — on April 26


Get rid of those expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs – safely and responsibly.

The West Sacramento Police Department and federal Drug Enforcement Administration will sponsor a prescription drug drop-off day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the police station, 550 Jefferson Blvd.

Drop off your old prescription drugs anonymously, no questions asked. Free.

Local police advise that flushing drugs down the toilet or tossing them in the trash both pose a potential health and safety hazard.

  For other guidance on how to properly get rid of old prescription drugs, visit www.DontRushToFlush.org.

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More business news from West Sac


Festivities around the opening of the Japan-based Nippon Shokken food seasonings plant in Southport weren’t the only thing in West Sacramento business news this month.

According to various media reports:

—  Petco opened one of two new Sacramento-area stores on Aug. 19 near Ikea in West Sacramento. The pet-supply store operates from 11,500 square feet in the RiverPoint Marketplace, near Reed Avenue and I-80.  And:

—  A Norway-based French fry processing firm announced plans to build a 60,000-square foot facility on Embarcadero Drive in the Riverside Commerce Center of West Sacramento, also near I-80 and Reed Avenue.

TOMRA Sorting USA hopes to open in March, with a 12-year lease from Harsch Investment Properties. West Sacramento’s Brown Construction Inc. is the builder in this build-to-suit deal. TOMRA expects to expand from about 45 to 70 employees upon this expansion.

—  Yolo County’s landfill recently announced a program designed to save local farmers money – an estimated $45,000 annually for every thousand acres farmed, reports county spokeswoman Beth Gabor.

Instead of disposing of plastic ag waste by paying fees to drop it in the landfill, farmers have a new option. The county has partnered with Encore Farming Solutions to create a recycling program. Items such as irrigation drip tape, almond film plastic, mulch film plastic, greenhouse plastic and strawberry fumigation tarp can now be recycled into plastic bags, at no cost to the farmer.  The farms do have to roll or bale the material before it goes to Encore.

For more information, ag firms may call Yolo County Recycling Coordinator Pamela Hedrick at (530) 666-8856, or email her at phedrick@yolocounty.org.

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Drop off ‘bulky waste’ through Saturday


Drop off your old “bulky waste” items this week. The event continues today and tomorrow.

It is open to West Sacramento residents May 15-18, 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, at 540 Harbor Blvd. Accepted items include furniture, mattresses, box springs, cardboard and tires (limit of nine). Bring proof of West Sacramento residency (city utility bill or driver’s license). Those age 65+ or disabled can qualify to have your items picked up for free – call 617-4589.

Wood and green waste are not part of this event, but look for a landfill voucher in your April utility bill which is good for one free residential load of wood or green waste at the landfill.

For info: 617-4589.

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