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Moving? Please recycle unwanted items

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June 2, 2011 |

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 city of Davis Recyclopedia online at http://davisrecycling.org for places to reuse and recycle everything from refrigerators, clothing, home décor and furniture.

Please help keep our city beautiful and be responsible as you are moving. Do not leave unwanted furniture and other household items in the street or on the sidewalk. It’s against the law and it’s a safety hazard for bicycles and pedestrians. Note that it is also a violation of city code to leave indoor furniture in front of your property in public view (indoor couches in the front yard). Such code violations may be reported by calling the code compliance hot line at (530) 757-5646 or online by using the request for code investigation form at http://cityofdavis.org.

The Yolo County Central Landfill accepts electronics for free recycling every day. Items accepted include television and computer monitors, cell phones, fax machines, printers, stereos, keyboards, vacuum cleaners, toasters, typewriters, VCRs, CPUs, microwaves, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes and cassette tapes. There is a fee for appliances. The landfill is open from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Take Pole Line Road north out of Davis and turn right on County Road 28H.

The landfill will accept fluorescent bulbs and tubes from residents every day during normal operating hours. Bring fluorescent bulbs and tubes to the scale house. There is a $2 convenience charge regardless of the number of bulbs/tubes you bring in. As always, residents also can bring fluorescents as well as cleaning agents, propane cylinders and pesticides to the household hazardous waste drop-off days at the landfill every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Disposal is free. Old or unused paints and used syringes (must be in a certified sharps container) also are accepted for disposal.

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At the request of local businesses and to move forward with the city’s environmental and sustainability goals, the city’s Recycling Program and Davis Waste Removal have started a commercial food scrap collection pilot program. Davis businesses that participate place all of the plate scrapings, fruit, vegetables, coffee grinds and filters, tea bags and food-soiled paper that they produce in carts provided by DWR.  Those carts are emptied twice a week and the materials are taken to a composting facility.

Participating businesses so far are Caffé Italia, Dos Coyotes (both Davis locations), Davis Farmers Market, Davis Food Co-op, The Mustard Seed, Hallmark Inn, Seasons, Sutter Davis Hospital, Nugget Market (El Macero Shopping Center), Davis Joint Unified School District Student Nutrition Services, Blue Oak Energy, Natural Food Works/Farmers Kitchen Café, Delta of Venus, Ciocolat, Tres Hermanas, Village Bakery and Village Pizza and Grill. These businesses are leaders in waste reduction.

It’s not too late for more businesses to participate in the pilot. The more businesses we get to collect food scraps, the better. To sign up, call DWR at (530) 756-4646 as soon as possible. The 65-gallon food scraps cart(s) that DWR will deliver to pilot participants will cost the same as a regular trash cart.

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The city continues to offer toilet rebates to single-family residential customers who replace their old high-flow toilets with an eligible 1.28 gallons-per-flush, EPA WaterSense-labeled high-efficiency toilet. There is a limit of two rebates per residence.

Eligible customers who purchase and install a high efficiency toilet by June 30, 2012, will receive a rebate of $125 per toilet on their utility bill. Existing toilet(s) replaced must be older than 1993 (3.5 gallons per flush or more).

The program is not for new construction and is not retroactive to previously purchased toilets. All program participants are subject to and must agree to have a post-installation inspection. Toilets must be installed within the city of Davis, and residents must be city water customers.

For more information, visit http://davisrecycling.org or email me at PWweb@cityofdavis.org.

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

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