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UC Davis

The UC Davis Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Waste Reduction & Recycling Program is in charge of recycling on campus. Check out their website for information on recycling on UC Davis campus.

Davis Joint Unified School District

k_recyclingDavis RISE (Recycling Is Simply Elementary) program is in charge of recycling at Davis Joint Unified Schools.  In addition to their excellent recycling and organics composting programs, many Davis Joint Unified Schools collect inkjet cartridges and cell phones for recycling. Check out the RISE website for more information.

Collect inkjet printer cartridges and cell phones to raise money for your school! Did you know you could raise money for your school, non-profit or charity by recycling cell phones and inkjet printer cartridges? Many Davis Joint Unified Schools already do! Several recycling organizations will pay you for cell phones and inkjet printer cartridges. Type “recycle inkjet and cell phones” in your internet search engine to find the right recycling organization for your non-profit.

Other Resources

RRexToadResource Area for Teaching (RAFT) is a non-profit organization that serves teachers and community groups by taking discarded materials from businesses and offering them to teachers for use in the classroom. Items such as CD’s, plastic bottle caps and cut-out wood pieces are used in math, science and art activities. Go to their website www.raft.net for more information.

You can save money by recycling! Did you know that there is no extra fee for recycling in Davis? If you increase your recycling rate, you can reduce the size of your garbage container, which will save you money. Call Davis Waste Removal 756-4646 to request an additional recycling cart at any time for no extra charge. You can request an additional mixed paper or container cart or a cardboard bin.

Would you like a business waste assessment? We would be happy to assist you in starting or improving a recycling program at your business. Call the Davis Recycling Program at 757-5686 and ask for a free business waste assessment to help you figure out how your business can reduce waste and save money by increasing your recycling rate. We may be able to give you posters, bin labels and recycling bins too!

Are you looking for a recycling container? Free recycling containers are available from CalRecycle. California businesses can fill out a simple form online at BottlesAndCans.com to request a free recycling container. Fill out the online form to receive a free recycling container, posters, and information on starting a successful recycling program.

Does your school generate hazardous waste? Do you have computer monitors, fluorescent light bulbs, paint, pesticides and batteries? You may be applicable for the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program.  Businesses (including schools) can dispose of their hazardous waste though Yolo County’s Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program at the Yolo County Central Landfill.

Batteries from fire alarms and fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, known as Universal waste or U-Waste, are also illegal to throw away in the trash. For information about U-Waste, check out California Department of Toxic Substance Control’s Universal-Waste for Small Businesses Guide. Businesses may dispose of their U-Wastes and other hazardous wastes, such as pesticides, pool chemicals, cleaning products or paint, through the Yolo County Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program at the Yolo County Central Landfill.

Please note: Businesses may NOT bring their batteries to the battery collection sites around town. Businesses may NOT bring their hazardous waste to Yolo County’s household hazardous waste drop-off days at the landfill. These programs are operated by Yolo County and are for residential generated batteries ONLY. Businesses may use the Yolo County Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program to dispose of their hazardous waste.