Davis Recycling - Zero Waste Together


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  • Glass food jars
  • Glass beer bottles
  • Glass wine bottles
  • Glass beverage bottles
  • All colors of glass are OK


  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin/steel cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Empty paint cans
  • Foil pie plates
  • Metal lids and caps


Note: All containers should be empty and relatively free of food and other contaminants. Please consider rinsing containers before placing in your recycling cart.


  • All #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 rigid plastics
  • Any plastic container with a #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 or #7 recycling symbol
  • Plastic caps & lids
  • Plastic toys
  • Laundry baskets
  • Plastic crates
  • Plastic buckets*
  • Plastic flower pots
  • Plastic nursery trays
  • Plastic containers
  • Children’s outdoor plastic toys (sandboxes, slides, play kitchens)*
  • CD and DVD cases
  • Clean PVC pipe (no dirt)                       
  • Plastic furniture*                  

* These items may be too large to fit in the recycling cart—the lid must be able to close. Please take these to the recycling center at 2727 2nd Street for free recycling drop-off 24/7.

  • Shoe boxes
  • Gift boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Computer paper
  • Notebook paper
  • Paper bags
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Paper folders
  • Shredded paper (place in a paper bag to prevent litter)
  • Staples are OK in paper, but please remove paper clips and clasps  
  • Clean pizza boxes (no cheese or grease)
  • Phone books
  • Office paper
  • Newspaper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Cereal & other paperboard boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Small pieces of cardboard: place in the cart
  • Large pieces of cardboard: remove all packing material, flatten, and stack on the ground next to the recycling cart, or place in the cardboard recycling bin (if present)
  • Books -- remove bindings first (place in trash) and recycle the pages only.



  • Plastic Bags - grocery bags, produce bags, re-sealable food storage bags, plastic food wrap, shrink wrap, and other miscellaneous plastic wrap, cannot be placed in the recycling cart. Plastic bags and film that are CLEAN (no food, dirt or other debris on them) and DRY can be taken to many local grocery stores free recycling.
  • Packing foam & polystyrene packing peanuts - some shipping and packing stores may accept them for reuse.
  • Bio-degradable or compostable “plastic” containers



 Disposal options for items that cannot be recycled are linked.


CRV Redemption Centers

Turn your recycling into money! Check your bottles and cans for CRV (California Refund Value) and bring them to one of these CRV Redemption Centers in Davis for a refund:

  • Recology Davis Recycling Center, 2727 2nd Street 756-4646.  Redemption Center Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am - 2:00pm, Sat 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Santana Recycling, 400 Mace Blvd. (916) 856-4734

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Please note: removing recyclables from a Recology Davis cart is illegal.

24/7 Drop-Off Recycling

Recology Davis offers free 24-hour drop-off of the following recyclables at their 2727 2nd Street Recycling Center:

  • Cardboard
  • plastics #1-#7
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin foil
  • Paper
  • Glass bottles
  • Steel cans
  • Scrap metal
  • Used motor oil and oil filters

The Yolo County Central Landfill also offers free drop-off recycling during their regular business hours.

Other Recycling Opportunities

Scrap metal

Scrap metal can be dropped off at the Recology Davis recycling center, 2727 Second St., 24 hours a day. The Yolo County Central Landfill also accepts scrap metal for free recycling during their regular business hours.

 These metal items are accepted for recycling as scrap metal:
  • Steel
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Brass (including clothes hangers)
  • Ironing boards
  • Misc. plumbing parts
  • Metal sprinkler heads
  • File cabinets
  • Metal chairs & desks
  • Screen doors
  • Metal miniblinds
  • Lawn mowers (drain fluids, empty gas tanks)
  • Compressor motors (drain oil)
  • Engine parts incl. radiators (remove filters & drain fluids)
  • Fluorescent light fixtures (remove the ballasts and tubes)
  • Patio furniture
  • Doorknobs & hinges
  • Cookware & flatware
  • Play equipment
  • Bike frames
  • Metal garbage cans
  • Window frames

These items are not accepted for recycling as scrap metal:


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Recology Davis will pick up cardboard that is flattened and stacked on the ground next to the recycling cart (or inside a cardboard recycling bin, if present). Please remove all packing materials (i.e. Styrofoam, plastic "packaging air bags" and polystyrene peanuts).

  • Flat corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Clean pizza boxes (no food stuck to them)
  • Small pieces of cardboard may be placed in the recycling cart with mixed paper

Not accepted


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