Bio-degradable or compostable “plastic” containers
Contaminated plastics—pipe covered in dirt, plastic containers with a lot of food stuck on them
Fluorescent light bulbs & tubes
Incandescent light bulbs
Dishes, plates, bowls & glasses
Paper towel tubes
Toilet paper tubes
Shredded paper (place in a paper bag to prevent litter)
Cereal & other paperboard boxes
Small pieces of cardboard: place in the cart
Large pieces of cardboard: flatten and stack on the ground next to the recycling cart
DO NOT PUT THESE ITEMS IN WITH PAPER
Soy/ milk cartons
Frozen food boxes
Plastic/wax coated paper
Carbon paper or thermal fax paper
Greasy pizza boxes
How Do I Recycle...?
The City of Davis contracts with Davis Waste Removal to collect trash, recyclables and organics and perform street sweeping within the city limits. Billing for these services is handled by the City's Finance Department.
Solid Waste Service Information for:
Curbside Split-Recycling Cart
Each residential curbside recycling cart has two separate compartments. The label on the lid details what can be placed inside each of the cart's compartments. Place paper and small cardboard pieces in the side with the black lid, and place plastic, aluminum, glass bottles and cans in the side with the blue lid. Cardboard boxes larger than 2 cubic feet should be flattened and placed on the ground next to the recycling carts on collection day. Do not place trash inside the recycling cart.
The Davis Waste Removal recycling truck that picks up the curbside split recycling carts has two separate storage areas inside—one for paper and one for containers. When the arm of the recycling truck lifts the recycling cart and turns it upside down over the truck, the lids on the cart flap open, directing the paper into one storage area and the containers into the other. The two recycling streams are kept completely separate. When the DWR recycling truck empties the recyclables at the recycling center, it empties the paper into the paper sorting piles, and the containers into the container sorting piles.
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