Join Our Green Initiative!

Davis Islands Civic Association is committed to improving the quality of life on our islands, and creating value for our members & residents.

The Green Initiative works to partner with both Businesses and residents to promote best practices that will reduce waste that ends up in our streets, waterways and landfills, and to promote the adoption of business practices that will help reduce/eliminate:

  • Single use plastics — straws/plates/utensils/bags
  • Polystyrene Containers — cups and “To Go” containers
  • Yard waste and runoff

We encourage all residents to join us, and help by:

  • Bringing cloth bags when we shop
  • Recycling plastic bags when provided
  • Not requesting straws / using recyclable straws
  • Adopting the 4 Rs of plastic elimination:  Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
  • Practicing thoughtful landscaping.  Embrace organic lawn maintenance practices and use native or Florida-friendly plants to reduce toxic pesticides, nutrient run-off, and irrigation needs.
  • Connect to reclaimed water for irrigation if not already.
  • Employ landscape care professionals who compost waste or remove excess waste to landfills, instead of blowing it into streets or stormwater drains.
  • Supporting our businesses that have taken and embraced our pledge as partners.
  • Encouraging / working with the City of Tampa to promote commercial recycling for our businesses.

We provide educational materials and resources to our members, and work with our elected officials to further promote recycling & best practices throughout our community.

Live Updates
• If you have questions about a tree’s removal or pruning, call City of Tampa’s Tree Hotline 813-259-1664.
Homeowner’s Guide for Going Green
The Business Case for Going Green
Top 10 Home Energy Saving Tips

Best Practices
• Use Best Efforts to eliminate single use plastics from your business
• Replace plastic take-out bags with paper
• Train staff to ask patrons if they want a bag before providing one
• Replace plastic straws, stirs, glasses, plates and utensils with bio-degradable
• If not practical offer straws and stirs only on request
• Train staff to inquire if utensils are needed for take home meals
• Replace polystyrene take home containers/cups with biodegradable
• Consider a small discount for initial drink servings if patrons bring their own cup (nonalcohol of course)
• Provide/encourage all employees to have their own re-useable water bottle/cups
• Avoid use of harsh chemicals
• Re-use/recycle plastics used in your business (hangers/bags etc.)
• Provide patrons with ability to purchase re-useable bags/straws
• Engage landscapers who will commit to bagging refuse – not blowing into storm drains
• Engage other service providers who embrace organic lawn maintenance practices to reduce toxic pesticides


Recycling Guidelines
View City of Tampa’s Brochure here for a list of recycling guidelines.


Disposal of Hazardous Waste
Click Here for a list of locations to bring hazardous waste such as paint, cleaners, and batteries.


DI Green Businesses
These businesses have committed to the Green Initiative.  Please visit them to support their efforts, and let us know if your business would like to be a part of the Initiative.

  • Davis Islands Animal Clinic, 225 E Davis Blvd  drsclewis@gmail.com  813-251-4384.
  • Davis Islands Garden Club, 81 Columbia Dr.  digc81@gmail.com  813- 251-3123.
  • Davis Islands Pharmacy, 232 E Davis Blvd.  bob@davisislandspharmacy.com  813-254-1888.
  • Davis Islands Yacht Club, 1315 Severn Ave.  diyc@diyc.org  813-251-1158.
  • Fisher & Associates, 229 E Davis Blvd.  ash@fisherflorida.com  813-251-1638.
  • Frijouf, Rust, & Pyle, 201 E Davis Blvd.  robert@frijouf.com  813-254-5100.
  • Hudson Manor, 115 E Davis Blvd.  dsenise@royalhudsonmanor.com  813-254-8399.
  • Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, 25 Davis Blvd.  ardena.bosley@lindamoodbell.com  813-253-0453.
  • Molly Malone’s Pub, 304 E Davis Blvd.  mollymalones@gmail.com  813-304-2777.
  • Oggi Italian Restaurant, 236 E Davis Blvd.  deb@ogiitalian.com  813-252-7778.
  • Oggi Pizzeria & Market, 218 E Davis Blvd.  deb@ogiitalian.com  813-252-7778.
  • Pascal’s Restaurant, 241 E Davis Blvd.  info@pascalstampa.com  813-513-5478.
  • Pioneer Cleaners, 238 E Davis Blvd #101.  813-253-3323.
  • Proforma, 205 E Davis Blvd.  jyoung@proforma.com  813-458-1036.
  • Richard A. Bokor, Esq, 230 E Davis Blvd.  richard@bokorlaw.com  813-251-1000.
  • TeBella Tea Company, 227 E Davis Blvd  cassie@tebellatea.com  813-254-1212.

To join our Green Initiative, Contact Bob Abberger at green@dicivic.org