•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.
Organics and loose yard waste
Organics Carts are picked up weekly Items that can be placed in organics carts are outlined here: http://cityofdavis.org/city-hall/public-works/solid-waste-and-recycling/organics
During the months of January through November, loose yard refuse is picked up in the street on the third Thursday of each month. Beginning the week that includes October 15th through December 15th loose yard refuse will be picked up weekly on Thursday. Maximum size for loose yard refuse piles is 5'x5'x5'. Branch diameter may not exceed 8".
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.
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.
Yolo County annually sets the rates for garbage and recycling services. Davis Waste Removal will bill quarterly. A minimum finance charge of $5 will be applied to all delinquent accounts.
Billing, service and pick-up questions should be directed to Davis Waste Removal at (530) 756-4646.