I wanted to make members of the community aware of the continued theft of recycled materials from the city of Davis and to alert everyone that whoever is stealing from curbside recycle cans on trash day is also defeating the purpose of recycling by dumping all of the recycled material (that does not have a CRV) into the regular trash can.
Having recently moved from West Davis to East Davis, we have discovered that a better class of thieves exists on the west side than on the east side.
Why, you ask? Well, we watched the thieves on the west side steal recycling (the city of Davis actually receives the funds generated from recycling) but they would only take the material from the recycle portion of the can and leave the rest in place.
Now living on the east side, we have noticed that not only do the theives take the recyclables, they also throw what they don’t want into the regular trash (it makes it easier to get all of the recyclables out of the recycle can), thus totally defeating the recycle process.