Food Composting

commercial_food_scrap_imageWhat can I compost?  Lots of items!

Now available to all of our Napa County (NCRWS) and City of Napa (NRWS) customers!  All food scraps and compostable materials go in the brown compost cart…see below for details.

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to sign up and get tips for a successful commercial composting program.  Residential food composting info is available here.

Food Composting Program – acceptable items:

Food composting - what's accepted

  • Fruits & vegetables (pits & shells too)
  • Seafood, including shellfish
  • Meat & bones
  • Solid fats & grease
  • Rice, beans, grains & pasta
  • Bread
  • Dairy products/cheese
  • Eggshells and eggs
  • All prepared, cooked & spoiled foods
  • Pet food
  • Napkins, paper towels, tissues & other soiled paper
  • Paper cups and plates
  • Coffee grounds & filters
  • Tea bags & loose tea
  • Waxed paper, butcher paper & waxed cardboard
  • Paper take-out boxes & containers
  • Greasy pizza boxes & paper bags
  • Certified compostable cleaning wipes
  • Leaves & grass
  • Branches, stems and other plant debris
  • Flowers & floral trimmings
  • Holiday greenery
  • Sawdust, chopsticks, toothpicks, wooden crates & other clean wood items under 36″
  • Natural cork
  • Cotton balls/cotton swaps with paper stems
  • Hair, fur & feathers (non-synthetic)
  • Manure & animal bedding
Please No:

  • Plastic bags/wrap, straws or other plastic items
  • Styrofoam
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Aluminum foil/foil-lined food wrap
  • Liquids
  • Cat & dog waste/cat litter
  • Hazardous waste

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What Can I Compost?

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