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Recycling and Hazardous Waste

Nevada County has opened a permanent household hazardous waste facility at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station!

Accepted at the site are used oil ( water!), oil filters, quart oil containers, other #2 plastic recycling containers used for oil recycling, anti-freeze and antifreeze containers, auto-Batteries (undamaged), lead-acid batteries, aerosol paints, latex and oil based paints (labeled), and paint solvents.

The limitation on how much hazardous waste you can transport at a time is 15 gallons or 125 pounds per load.

Household batteries and fluorescent lights are now classified as household hazardous wastes. Batteries can be dropped off at several locations in Grass Valley. Please review the County’s web site for drop off locations. Fluorescent lights can be dropped off at the McCourtney Road Transfer station.

Green waste (yard waste) pick up is available to all City residents! You can request either a 64 or 96 gallon bin for all your lawn clippings, garden, plant and tree trimmings. Waste Management picks up the containers on the opposite weeks from the recycling pick up. You no longer have to drive to the transfer station.

There is no longer a charge to recycle computer monitors or televisions at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station. Questions call Nevada County's Recycling Hotline at (530) 265-1768. The transfer station and recycling center are open 7 days a week from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Please contact Waste Management at 274-3090, or the County Department of Transportation and Sanitation Hotline at 265-1768, to learn about other available programs.

The County will schedule another Tire Amnesty day in late September or early October, so look for the dates. The County held a very successful program last year to help reduce illegal tire dumping.

New City Clerk

New City Clerk, Kristi Bashor, works with Michael Lewis, Human Resources Director.

The City of Grass Valley welcomes Kristi Bashor as the new City Clerk and Newsletter Editor. Kristi and her family moved here from Loveland Colorado where Kristi was the Deputy City Clerk for 6 years. Kristi is a native Californian and is very happy to be back in her home state and to be part of the City of Grass Valley.

Come Join the Fun! Summer Recreational Activities!

Memorial Park Pool
In an effort to keep summer recreation more affordable, the Grass Valley City Council approved a reduction in pool fees at the Memorial park Pool. This summer, the admission fees for children 6 years and older will be $2.00; adults 18 years and older will be $3.00. Children under 6 years of age that are accompanied by a paid adult are still free.

Memorial Park Pool Hours: Monday through Saturday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. A lap lane is available for adult swimmers during open hours. Season passes are available for purchase. Other available programs at the pool will include swim lessons and pool

Tennis Lessons
Tom and Jen Isaac, USTPA Certified instructors, will be providing group tennis lessons for children and adults at Memorial park on Friday’s beginning June 9th. Registration forms are available at City Hall.

Summer Recreation
Sierra Nevada Children’s Services and the City of Grass Valley are teaming up to provide a drop-in recreation program at memorial Park. The program will provide activities Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for 4th to 8th grade children. The program will focus on physical activity and youth development. This program will start on Monday, June 12th and continue through Thursday, August 10th.

For more information and details about these or other recreational activities in the area, contact Sandy “Jake” Jacobson, Recreation and Facility Manager at 477-6483.

Question and Comments

What information or topics would you like to see in the next newsletter?

Please include any other comments you have on City services or this Newsletter. The next edition will be mailed in December 2006.

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