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Jennifer Gilbert

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 ,

Here’s how to reduce your holiday waste

Between Thanksgiving and the new year, 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 flatten and stack cardboard boxes and place next to your recycling and trash cart. […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Educate yourself about recycling options

Did you know 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 City […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Manage yard waste, learn composting, try water conservation

Autumn is here — ‘tis the season for leaf piles! Please give your yard waste piles a little TLC: * Timing: Place your yard waste on the street as close to your scheduled pickup date as possible. If your gardeners come the day after your yard waste is picked up, it will sit in the […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Moving in or moving out?

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 stuff for reuse. Check out the city of Davis Recyclopedia online at DavisRecycling.org to find local places to reuse and recycle more than 150 different items, […]

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Don’t flush this rebate away

The city of Davis is offering rebates to single-family residential customers who replace their old high-flow toilets with an eligible 1.28 gallons-per-flush EPA WaterSense high-efficiency toilet (limit two per residence). Eligible customers who purchase and install a high-efficiency toilet by June 30 will receive a rebate credit of $125 per toilet on their utility bill. […]

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Watch for compost, recycle bins at July 4 celebration

Are you planning on attending Davis’ Fourth of July celebration this year? If so, you’ll notice something new. In addition to food, entertainment and fireworks, there will be composting. Trash, recycling and compost bins will be found throughout Community Park, bearing signs and pictures of the items that can go into each bin. Compostable items […]

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Moving? Please recycle unwanted items

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 stuff for reuse. The SPCA Thrift Store, R&R Thrift Store and All Things Right & Relevant all take previously owned items for reuse. Check out the […]

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New recycling guide printed, mailed

Check your mailboxes: The brand-new 2011 Recycling Guide has arrived! Produced by the city’s Public Works Department, and funded by the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery, this guide replaces the previous edition, printed in 2008. If you have an old recycling guide, please recycle it. If you did not receive a recycling guide, […]

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It’s time for spring cleaning

The 2011 bulky item drop-off program continues from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Local residents may bring their unwanted bulky items: refrigerators and freezers (limit of two), large appliances, mattresses, furniture, sinks, bathtubs, toilets, wood scraps, scrap metal, and other bulky […]

Help is on the way for spring cleaners

Local residents can bring unwanted bulky items — such as old appliances, furniture and wood scraps — to the annual drop-off program co-sponsored by the city of Davis and Davis Waste Removal. The program will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, […]

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ENVIRONMENTAL UPDATE: All rigid plastics can be recycled

Special to The Enterprise \n This year is starting off with a bang for the city of Davis recycling program. Davis Waste Removal has expanded its recycling center and now all rigid plastic items can be placed in your recycling cart. This includes plastics #1 to #7, as well as all those rigid plastic items […]

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