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Jennifer Gilbert

Environmental update: Be a smart recycler

The state of California requires all jurisdictions to recycle 50 percent of their waste every year. This waste diversion is measured in weight, not in volume, so a few heavier things sent to the landfill count more than a larger quantity of lighter materials. Davis residents recycled 64 percent of their waste last year and […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Save water and money this fall

It’s that time of year again! Reducing the amount of water you use from November to February can have a large effect on your water and sanitary sewer bills because sanitary sewer rates are calculated using your average winter water consumption. In the winter, water used for irrigation is at a minimum, so this methodology […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Our goal is to recycle even more

It’s likely that when you are moving, more than 20 percent of your waste may be cardboard. Please do not throw cardboard in the trash; it can be recycled easily! Flatten and stack cardboard boxes next to your recycling cart and Davis Waste Removal will pick it up for recycling. You can also bring your […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Got stuff? Donate it Want stuff? Volunteer

If you or someone you know is moving, please consider donating unwanted items instead of throwing them away. There are plenty of choices for your donations. The SPCA Thrift Store, R&R Thrift Store and Goodwill Donation Express all take previously owned items for reuse. You can also post items online at Sacramento.Craigslist.org or FreeCycle.org and […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Don’t throw it out; donate it for reuse

If you or someone you know is moving, please consider donating unwanted items instead of throwing them away. There are many places in Davis where you can bring your items for reuse. The SPCA Thrift Store, Goodwill Donation Xpress, R&R Thrift Store and All Things Right & Relevant all take previously owned items for reuse. […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Recycle and reuse when moving

If you are moving, please consider donating unwanted items instead of throwing them away. There are many places in Davis where you can bring your stuff for reuse. The SPCA Thrift store, All Things Right & Relevant and the Goodwill Donation Xpress are just a few of the many places in Davis where you can […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Recycling opportunities abound

People generally think of a landfill as a place where trash goes. The Yolo County Central Landfill, however, has much more to offer than just trash disposal. The landfill accepts electronics for free recycling every day. This includes television and computer monitors, cell phones, fax machines, printers, stereos, keyboards, vacuum cleaners, toasters, typewriters, VCRs, CPUs, […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Spring cleaning? Drop off that bulky waste

Has the spring cleaning bug bitten you? If so, you can dispose of your unwanted items for free at the 2013 bulky item drop-off days event April 11-13 at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13. […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Grasscycling can help your lawn

By now, most people realize they can recycle newspaper, bottles and cans. What many people don’t know is that you can recycle grass clippings via grasscycling. Grasscycling is the process of recycling grass by leaving clippings on the lawn when you mow. Grass clippings left on a lawn can quickly decompose, recycling nutrients into the […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Got hazardous waste?

February marks the six-year anniversary of the statewide landfill ban on batteries, fluorescent light bulbs/tubes, TV and computer monitors, and other products containing mercury. These items are illegal to throw in the trash. There are 12 different places in Davis where residents can safely dispose of their household batteries for free: the Davis Senior Center, […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: New year’s waste reduction resolutions

If you are still trying to think of a good new year’s resolution, how about a resolution to reduce your waste size — the pounds of waste you generate every day? Here are some simple suggestions: * Compost your food scraps. Food scraps can make up 25 percent of your trash. Composting your food scraps can […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Here’s how to cut your holiday waste

By Jennifer Gilbert Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate an extra 1 million tons of waste each week. Let’s make Davis an exception to that rule by recycling and reusing as much as we can. * Corrugated cardboard boxes: Reuse as storage containers, or wrapping paper, gift boxes, cardboard boxes and cards. * […]

December 09, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Tips offered for efficient recycling

Did you know that recycling is one of the easiest ways you can help slow climate change and global warming? Recycling one ton of paper, bottles and cans can prevent the release of 3 tons of greenhouse gas. Do you ever find yourself wondering if something is recyclable? Check out our recycling display case at […]

November 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Don’t toss your waste, compost it!

Autumn is here — and with the falling leaves comes the annual fall composting classes. The city of Davis Recycling Program is offering free composting classes on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Center Game Room, 203 E. 14th St., and Friday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. […]

October 05, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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