Composting in Davis: Tons of Support from the City of Davis
City of Davis Online Composting Classes
The City sells compost bins for $10 to Davis residents in single-family homes that take a City-taught composting class (available in the spring and fall) or the online compost class. This online class is intended to give you a general overview of several methods of composting yard trimmings and food scraps.
Please read through all the composting information carefully, and then answer the questions below each section. When you are finished with the quiz, click the submit button. You will not be able to save your answers and come back to it later, so please make sure you set aside enough time to complete the quiz (approximately 25 minutes).
After you submit the quiz, your answers will be sent to the Public Works Department for review. You will receive an email copy of your quiz as well. Please allow our staff 3-4 business days to receive your quiz, review your answers and respond back to you.
All Davis residents in single-family homes that complete the quiz with 70% accuracy or better (at least 20 of the 28 questions answered correctly) will qualify to purchase a GeoBin backyard composting bin from the City for $10.
Compost pails are free!
While supplies last, the City has kitchen food scrap pails available for residents to use for collecting food scraps inside their homes and then emptying the scraps into the organics cart. Single-family customers that would like to receive a pail can contact Recology Davis at 530-756-4646 or the City’s Public Works Utilities and Operations Department at 530-757-5686 to schedule a pick-up time.
If you live in an apartment and did not receive a kitchen pail, please contact your manager, they may have your pail. If they do not have a pail, contact Recology Davis at 530-756-4646 or the City’s Public Works Utilities and Operations Department at 530-757-5686 to schedule a pick-up time.
TIP: To make collection easier, line your pail with newspaper, junk mail or a compostable bag (a 3-gallon size bag fits well). The vented lid helps prevent odors while you are collecting food scraps, but after emptying, it’s a good idea to wash out your pail (the kitchen pails are dishwasher safe). Spray with vinegar or sprinkle with baking soda to control odors when necessary.
January Climate Movie Circle: “Eating Our Way to Extinction” (online) NEWS FLASH! We’ll start the discussion with a Q&A session with the film’s lead scientist Gerard Bisshop coming to us from #Sydney, Austrailia.
January Climate Movie Circle: "Eating Our Way to Extinction" (online) - Cool Davis
Discussion Sunday, January 15, 1:30 to 3:00pm Online via Zoom