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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 ,

Environmental update: Davis honored for trimming move-out waste

If you’ll be down at City Hall this month, be sure to check out our beautiful new award in the display case! As I mentioned last month, the California Resource and Recovery Association presented the city of Davis recycling program with the prestigious 2012 Pavitra Crimmel Reuse Award for our annual Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program. The […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Recycle reuseable items with Move-Out program

Got stuff? If you or someone you know is moving, please consider donating unwanted items instead of throwing them away. Instead of tossing your stuff in the trash, please donate it at one of the many places in Davis where you can bring your stuff for reuse. The SPCA Thrift Store, R & R Thrift […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Moving out soon? Don’t toss stuff, donate it

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, R&R Thrift Store and All Things Right & Relevant consignment store all take previously owned items for reuse. Check […]

July 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Do-it-yourselfers can exchange oil filters

Do you change your own oil? Come to any O’Reilly’s Auto Parts or AutoZone Store in Davis, Woodland or West Sacramento on Saturday, June 23, for a free filter exchange! Bring in any used oil filter for recycling and receive a new oil filter for free. There’s a limit of two per resident. Thanks to […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Dispose of bulky items this weekend at DWR

Davis residents can load up their old refrigerators and freezers, other large appliances, mattresses, furniture, electronics, scrap wood and scrap metal for free disposal this weekend at Davis Waste Removal. The annual city-sponsored bulky waste drop-off program is offered Thursday through Saturday at DWR, 2727 Second St. It is open to all DWR residential customers […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Get rid of unwanted bulky items at annual spring cleaning program

Davis residents can dispose of bulky items too big for their trash receptacles at the annual event jointly sponsored by the city of Davis and Davis Waste Removal. Items may be dropped off at DWR, 2727 Second St., from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Spring cleaning can start soon

Davis residents can get an early start on their spring cleaning at the city of Davis’ annual Bulky Item Drop-Off Days next month at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Bring your unwanted bulky items: […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Pay attention to wood smoke, toilets, bulky items, batteries

In order to protect public health from wood-burning smoke emissions, from November to February, Davis residents are asked to voluntarily stop using wood-burning devices on forecasted “no burn” days, when the particulate matter in the air reaches certain levels. Forecasted “no burn” days will be posted at www.YSAQMD.org. Residents also can sign up on that […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Resolve to reduce your waste size in 2012

If you are still trying to think of a good new year’s resolution, how about a resolution to reduce our waste size — the pounds of waste that we generate every day? Here’s an easy way to start reducing waste — bring your own bag with you when you shop. Many of us have a […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

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