Metal Cans

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Metal cans are recyclable and can be placed in your recycling cart. The cans must be empty. Paper labels are OK.

YES—these items can be placed in your recycling cart:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin/steel cans
  • aluminum foil
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Empty paint cans
  • Pie plates
  • Cake pans
  • Metal lids and caps

NO—these items can be placed in your recycling cart:

  • Scrap metals—use the Davis Waste Removal drop-off recycling center at 2727 Second St., open 24 hours a day).

CRV Redemption Centers

Turn your recycling into money! Check your bottles and cans for CRV (California Refund Value) and bring them to one of these CRV Redemption Centers in Davis for a refund:

  • Davis Waste Removal, 2727 2nd Street 756-4646 Redemption Center Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am - 2:00pm, Sat 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Santana Recycling, 400 Mace Blvd. (916) 856-4734

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Please note: removing recyclables from a Davis Waste Removal cart is illegal.

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Davis Waste Removal offers free 24-hour drop-off of the following recyclables at their 2727 2nd Street Recycling Center:

  • Cardboard
  • plastics #1-#7
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin foil
  • Paper
  • Glass bottles
  • Steel cans
  • Scrap metal
  • Used motor oil and oil filters