•Place wheels in street against the curb with the cart opening facing the street.
•Place carts out no earlier than 5 p.m. the day before pick-up and remove no later than 7 a.m. the day after pick-up. Carts must be removed from the street.
•To discourage scavenging, place carts out the morning of pick-up.
•Carts should be three feet from each other and from parked vehicles.
•Make sure nothing is blocking the front of the carts and that the carts do not block bike lanes or sidewalks.
The only acceptable carts are 35-, 65- and 95-gallon carts supplied by Davis Waste Removal. Davis Waste Removal will not pick up any garbage or recycling not in the cart, with the exception of flattened cardboard, which may be stacked next to the cart.
Starting time and holidays
Collection begins at 7 a.m. year round. Davis Waste Removal works all holidays except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. When Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a weekday, a modified schedule will be published.
Keeping carts and street clean
To prevent flies in carts, keep them clean and sanitary by cleaning out any residue built up. Make sure to put any litter in carts to ensure the community is clean and litter-free.
Residential recycling carts (and the trucks that service them) have two separate compartments to reduce paper contamination and maximize the amount of paper recycled. Follow the label on each lid detailing what can be placed inside the cart's compartments. Place paper and smaller cardboard pieces in one side. Place rigid plastics, glass bottles and cans in the other side. Plastic bags still must be taken to grocery stores to recycle. Cardboard boxes larger than two cubic feet should be flattened and placed next to the curb. Do not place trash inside the recycling cart. For more information about the Davis Waste Removal recycling program, visit www.davisrecycling.org
Commercial recycling is available to businesses and multifamily dwellings. If you are a business or apartment complex interested in this service, please contact us.
Download the City of Davis Brochure on mandatory commercial recycling.
Placing yard refuse in the street
•All grass clippings must be placed loose in the street.
•Do not block bicycle lanes or sidewalks.
•Maximum size for brush piles is 5’x5’x5’. Branch diameter may not exceed 8”.
•Yard refuse should be placed in street the day before collection.
To take complete advantage of street sweeping, please park your car off the street on your sweeping day.
Billing questions should be directed to the City of Davis at (530) 757-5651. Service and pick-up questions should be directed to Davis Waste Removal at (530) 756-4646