What Goes Where?
Find out how to properly dispose of your items below. You may also drop off CRV and non-CRV recyclables at the Davis Recycling Center. We provide free 24-hour drop-off of the following recyclables: Cardboard, plastics #1-#7, Aluminum cans, Tin foil, Paper, Glass bottles, Steel cans, Scrap metal, Used motor oil and oil filters. If you’re unable to find what you’re looking for, reach out!
Place food scraps in a compostable bag, paper bag or other kind of compostable container prior to placing in your organics cart. We accept all food scraps, soiled paper, and plants in the brown organics cart. Only bio-plastics labeled “compostable” and displaying a green or brown stripe may be placed in the organics cart. Contact us to change the size of any of your carts.
|Acceptable Organics/Compostable Materials||Unacceptable Materials
Do You Have Extra Yard Trimmings?
Learn more about yard material pile collection beginning in October. Place your extra yard trimmings next to your Recology cart in a compostable bag or pile them together. Please do not leave food scraps outside of your cart!
Each residential curbside recycling cart has two separate compartments. The label on the lid details what can be placed inside each of the cart’s compartments. Place paper and small cardboard pieces in the side with the black lid, and place plastic, aluminum, glass bottles and cans in the side with the blue lid. If you have a lot of cardboard boxes, please flatten and place next to your carts.
Recycling must be loose, free of a plastic bag liner.
Few things, once they are used, are actually trash. Among such things are non-recyclable plastics and other complex materials that were not designed to be recycled. Only place materials that cannot be reused or recycled in your trash.
Do You Have Extra Trash?
If you have extra trash that does not fit in your cart, please contact us.
Hazardous & electronic waste accounts for significant amounts of toxic waste in landfills. Items such as electronics, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, paints, pesticides, cleaning products, old medications and other chemicals are illegal to put in the garbage or pour down a drain or gutter because they contaminate our soil, drinking water and air.
Examples of Hazardous waste: Aerosol cans, antifreeze, batteries, bleach, chlorine, cooking oil, fluorescent lamps, garden chemicals, gasoline, household cleaners, hydraulic fluid, insect sprays, mercury waste, motor oil, oily rags, paint products, pool chemicals, sharps in containers, thermometers, tile cleaners, tile remover, transmission fluid, used oil filters, medications.
Examples of Universal & Electronic waste: Batteries, fluorescent bulbs, computers, monitors, cords, phones, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, microwave ovens, or iPods.
Residents: Yolo County residents can bring their hazardous waste, electronics, and universal waste to the household hazardous waste (HHW) Drop-Off Days at the Yolo County Central Landfill for free every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. View detailed drop off information here. For universal waste, such as microwaves and small appliances, residents may donate them to Goodwill.
UC Davis campus residents: UC Davis operates a separate household hazardous waste collection program. Thus, residents on campus are NOT eligible to bring HHW materials to the Yolo County landfill for disposal. For information about on-campus disposal, please visit UC Davis Zero Waste.
Businesses: Businesses can dispose of their materials though Yolo County’s Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program at the Yolo County Central Landfill.
Motor oil & filters: City of Davis customers may drop off used motor oil (in tightly secured containers) and oil filters at the Davis Recycling Center at no charge. For more drop off options, visit the City of Davis motor oil page.