Sunday, April 19, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Spring cleaning can start soon

Abid Bashir helps Bruce Berry unload an old washer at the 2010 Bulky Waste Drop-Off Days at Davis Waste Removal. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

Abid Bashir helps Bruce Berry unload an old washer at the 2010 DWR Bulky Waste Drop-Off Days. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

By
From page A3 | March 02, 2012 |

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: refrigerators and freezers (limit of two), large appliances, mattresses, furniture, sinks, bathtubs, toilets, wood scraps, scrap metal and other bulky items for free disposal.

Electronics and other techno trash, such as TVs, computer monitors, microwaves, computer components, microwaves, CDs, DVDs, floppy discs, cassette tapes and more also will be accepted at this event for free.

Please be advised that this service is available for Davis Waste Removal residential customers only. ID will be checked at the drop-off. Materials from commercial haulers and businesses will not be accepted.

Please do not bring soil, dirt, concrete, asphalt, tires, hazardous waste and regular household garbage. These items can be taken to the Yolo County Landfill every day for recycling and disposal. Standard fees will apply.

* Composting: There are several ways to compost in Davis. Yard materials placed in the street are collected by DWR each week and sent to be composted. Food scraps (fruit, vegetables, bread, rice, coffee grounds, etc.) cannot be placed in the street with yard materials. You can compost food scraps yourself in your back yard.

Free composting classes will be offered:

* Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; and

* Monday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Public Works Corporation Yard, 1717 Fifth St.

After attending a class, Davis residents can sign up to receive a starter set of composting worms for $5, and residents in single-family homes can receive a backyard compost bin for $10.

To register, call the Public Works Department at (530) 757-5686, email [email protected] or click on the “events” tab at www.Facebook.com/DavisRecycling.

* Yard material piles: As we head into spring and start working in our gardens, it’s time to review yard material pile etiquette.

Please place your yard materials on the street as close to your scheduled pickup date as possible. If your gardeners come the day after your piles are picked up, your trimmings will sit in the street all week. Ask your gardeners to come the day before your pickup instead. Check DavisRecycling.org for the yard material pickup schedule.

Piles of trimmings should be no larger than 5 feet in any dimension and placed 18 inches from your curb or gutter. Be aware that yard material piles can create serious hazards for cyclists; bike lanes should never be blocked. This may mean that your pile cannot be 5 feet wide if it obstructs the bike lane.

Per city code, yard material must be placed immediately adjacent to the property from which it originated. Please do not place your pile across the street or around the corner — it will not be picked up! And don’t block fire hydrants, storm drain inlets and driveways.

Acceptable items in yard material piles include grass clippings, brush, leaves, weeds, discarded floral displays, indoor plants, Christmas trees and branches up to 8 inches in diameter.

These items are not accepted in yard material piles: pet waste, sod, soil, fruit, flower pots, wire, stumps, fencing, bricks, concrete, lumber, and branches larger than 8 inches in diameter.

Also, if you or your gardeners use a leaf blower to clean up your property and sidewalk, be sure to pick up any trash that ends up in the trimmings pile.

* Toilet rebate: If you want to save water, here’s a great opportunity. The city of Davis is offering rebates to single-family residential customers for replacing their old high-flow toilets with an eligible 1.28 gallons-per-flush EPA WaterSense labeled 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 (limit two) on their utility bill. Existing toilets replaced must be older than 1993 (3.5 gallons per flush or more). New toilets must be 1.28 gallons or less, and bear the U.S. EPA WaterSense label.

New qualifying toilets must be purchased between March 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. The program is not for new construction and is not retroactive to previously purchased toilets.

All program participants must agree to a post-installation inspection. Toilets must be installed within the city of Davis, and residents must be Davis water customers.

For more information, visit DavisRecycling.org or email me at [email protected].

— Jennifer Gilbert is the city of Davis’ conservation coordinator. Her column is published monthly.

Comments

comments

Jennifer Gilbert

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    City wants a study of sewer rates

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

     
    Hard-of-hearing student needs community’s help

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    KDVS fund drive includes on-air pledging, plus parties and food

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Aggie Pride on parade at UC Davis Picnic Day

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
     
    Art helped sell California’s agriculture

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Sign up now for Celebrate Davis!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4Comments are off for this post

    Students, families can get after-hours Internet access

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Lawyers seek resolution to Davis molest case

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4

    Garamendi hosts conference for women

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    ‘Invaluable public servant’ retires after 20 years

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Your brain’s aging and a new report urges ways to stay sharp

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

     
    Injury-proof yourself for effective exercise

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Understanding risks can help women prevent leading health threats

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    Free gardening advice offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Grad Night tickets on sale online

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Schenker speaks about ‘Magical Mexico’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Yolo County DA honors crime victims at annual tribute

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    Holman offers Publishing 101 seminar

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Radio-controlled airplanes will race April 25-26

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Woodland bike rides set every Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Get some advice at Connections Café

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Eyewitness speaks about Israel’s election

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Join the 10,000-vegetable challenge!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9Comments are off for this post

    NAMI group offers family support

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Watershed Wonders activities return to Putah Creek

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    Yolo County Neighborhood Court seeks new volunteers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

     
    Birding tour will benefit Putah Creek Council

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

    UCD looks at building a better brain as we age

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    ‘Vault’ highlights ‘Kathak’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    Two drought-preparedness water bills pass out of Senate committees

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

     
    Picnic Day favorites: dogs, bikes science

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A13 | Gallery

    Strike up the band, and the bubbles!

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A14 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    Ready for the parting glass

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
     
    John Cole cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B6

    Yolo Crisis Nursery still needs help

    By Our View | From Page: B6

     
    Drink up, kids, but make your choice a healthy one

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

    Leash your dogs; it’s the law

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

     
    Let’s not turn our backs on the Earth

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B7

    This Earth Day, make a pledge to cool your home

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B7

     
    Speak out

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B7

    .

    Sports

    Stagnant second-half offense sinks Devil girls

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Over the hump? DHS baseball team wins late

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Lambdin, Marshall lead Aggies at Mt. SAC

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Fast Aggie start negated by 14-0 USC lacrosse run

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Republic FC gets another win at Bonney

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B2

     
    UCD roundup: Aggies sweep a water polo double dip

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Busy Clancy, Hall spark Devil tracksters at Mt. SAC

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Former DHS star Drexel returns to create havoc for Aggies

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B4 | Gallery

    Pro baseball roundup: Oakland blanks Kansas City

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B14

     
    Sports briefs: Blue Devils split a pair of tennis matches

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B14 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    WISH grant funds available to eligible homebuyers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12

     
    Marrone Bio Innovations strengthens its sales team

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

    New phase opens at Brookfield Cottages

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

     
    Tucos closes; new Japanese, pizza, subs debut

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A12 | Gallery

    .

    Obituaries

    Jody Zewe

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Herman Timm

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Ruth Rodenbeck Stumpf

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Robert Leigh Cordrey

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Alice Catherine Micheltorena

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, April 19, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B8