Local Stores That Sell Certified Compostable Bags

Note that locations and products available may change without notice. The list is for informational purposes only. Certified compostable bags can also be purchased at Costco and from many online retailers (including Amazon).

Browns Valley Market
3263 Browns Valley Rd
3 gal, 13 gal

Clark’s Ace Hardware
325 Lincoln Ave
2.6 gal, 13 gal

Home Depot
225 Soscol Ave
3 gal, 13 gal

Little Joe’s Janitorial
2778 Jefferson St
12 gal, 24 gal, 48 gal

Lucky Supermarkets
1312 Trancas St; 2355 California Bld
BioBag, Pacific Coast Selections, Repurpose
3 gal, 13 gal

Nob Hill Foods
611 Trancas St
Natur-Bag, BioBag
3 gal, 13 gal

Outdoor Supply Hardware
3980 Bel Aire Plaza
3 gal, 10 gal

217 Soscol Ave
Natur-Bag, Repurpose, Glad
3 gal, 13 gal

3375 Jefferson St
Repurpose, Open Nature
3 gal, 13 gal

205 Soscol Ave; 4000 Bel Aire Plaza
Biobag, Glad, Hefty, Matter
2.6 gal, 3 gal, 13 gal, *more options online

1685 Trancas St
3 gal, 13 gal, 33 gal

681 Lincoln Ave
Hefty, Biobag, Matter
2.6 gal, 3 gal, 33gal, *more options online

Whole Foods Market
3682 Bel Aire Plaza
Biobag, Repurpose
3 gal, 13 gal, *more options online

Zeller’s Ace Hardware
819 Randolph St
2.6 gal, 13 gal

Think Before You Flush!

Only flush the 3 P’s – Pee, poop, and paper!

Flushing anything other than toilet paper and human waste can lead to clogged pipes, sewer back-ups in your home or neighborhood, and problems at the wastewater treatment plant!

Please DO NOT flush:
• Tissues
• Wipes (all types)
• Dental floss
• Tampons/pads
• Bandages
• Diapers
• Cotton swabs
• Hair
• Medication

If it isn’t human waste or toilet paper, it should never be flushed!

Learn more at www.napasan.com.

Flip the Lid Audits


To comply with state recycling law SB 1383, residents and businesses must place compostable and recyclable materials in the appropriate carts and bins.

State regulations require that we periodically inspect customer carts and bins. During our inspections, we’ll check the landfill, recycling, and compost carts and bins to see whether customers are placing the correct materials into them.

You may see our staff conducting these “flip-the-lid” inspections in your neighborhood soon. If we note any contamination problems, we’ll let you know, and provide educational information to make things clear.


For more info, please contact Napa Recycling & Waste Services at 707-255-5200 or visit our website at www.naparecycling.com

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility for Safe Disposal

The Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is for safe and legal disposal of UNUSABLE or UNWANTED hazardous products.

Please remember to pack products carefully so they won’t mix or spill. Transport in trunk if possible.

The facility accepts all types of hazardous waste except: Radioactives • Explosives • Ammunition.

For highway safety, there is a legal limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip. (50 lb. max for treated wood waste).

Directions HERE


HOUSEHOLDS: No appointment required / No charge Napa County & City of Vallejo households only.

BUSINESSES: Napa & Solano County businesses that generate less than 220 lbs. or 27 gal. of hazardous waste per month may be eligible to use the “Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator” program at the collection facility. There is a charge for this service. Call (800) 984-9661 for information & appointment.



✔ Buy the right product for the job.

✔ Buy only as much as you can use up.

✔ Store products properly so they don’t become unusable.

✔ Choose the least toxic product.


Smoke detectors are now accepted at the Hazardous Waste Facility!

See our smoke detector page for details.

Protect public health and the environment.

Motor oil, oil filters, latex paint, auto batteries and antifreeze can be recycled EVERY DAY at many locations. Check the RECYCLE GUIDE for details.

Common Hazardous Waste: Pool Chemicals • Cosmetics • Fungicides • Insecticides • Paint Thinner & Strippers • Wood Preservatives • Grease & Rust Solvents • Wood & Metal Cleaners • Glues & Cements • Carburetor Cleaners • Latex & Oil-Based Paints • Fluorescent Lamps/Tubes • Small Propane Tanks • Gasoline & Fuel Additives • Drain Openers • Pesticides • Contaminated Soil • Used Motor Oil & Oil Filters • Auto Batteries • Asbestos • Antifreeze • Transmission Fluids • Herbicides • Medications • Oven Cleaners • Photo Chemicals • Polishes & Cleaners • Syringes • Household Batteries • Smoke Detectors • Treated Wood


Curbside Food Composting


  • Reduce moisture and odors in your pail or cart by adding soiled or shredded paper or wrapping your food scraps in newspaper.
  • Keep your compost pail clean by using a 2.6 or 3 gallon compostable bag liner. Various local stores and online vendors sell compostable bags.
  • Need a compost pail for daily collection of kitchen scraps? Contact us at 255- 5200 or [email protected] — or reuse any appropriate-sized container that you have at home.
  • Avoid odors, mold, and insects by washing your compost cart and pail regularly (the pail’s dishwasher safe but the label may not survive). It also helps to sprinkle baking soda or rub vinegar on the inside of your compost pail or cart lid.
  • Don’t have many yard trimmings, but still want to compost food scraps? Just contact Customer Service at 255-5200 or [email protected] to order a smaller compost cart.

Click here for detailed information on the program, including a list of accepted items.


Avoid the Spark: Be Battery Safety Smart

Batteries cannot go in the recycling or trash carts!

Multiple times in the past few years, misplaced batteries have started fires at our facilities and in our trucks. Luckily they were put out quickly, but fires from lithium ion batteries – the ones in your phone, tablet, laptop, drill, vape pen or drone – are very susceptible to starting fires when they are punctured or crushed and have caused serious fires at recycling facilities in recent years.

Batteries can be dropped off at many sites around town – visit naparecycling.com/batteries for a full list.

We also pick up batteries with our Recycle More program – find details at naparecycling.com/recycle-more.

Thanks for your help in safely recycling batteries!

Household-Generated Battery Drop-off Sites



All locations accept rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries. Find out more about recycling batteries here

Ace Hardware
819 Randolph St, Napa; 707-224-0204
325 Lincoln Ave, Napa; 707-255-4272

Central Valley Builders Supply
1790 Soscol Ave, Napa; 707-257-8888

Devlin Road Recycling & Transfer Station
889 Devlin Rd, American Cyn 707-258-9005; Daily 8am–4pm

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
889A Devlin Road, American Cyn, 800-984-9661; Every Fri & Sat 9am–4pm

Healthquest Fitness Center
3175 California Blvd, Napa; 707-254-7200

Mechanics Bank
700 Trancas St, Napa; 707-227-9300

Napa City Hall 
955 School St, Napa; 707-257-9500

Napa Senior Center
1500 Jefferson St, Napa; 707-255-1800

NRWS/NRCWS Payment Center
598 Lincoln Ave, Napa; 707-255-5200

Outdoor Supply Hardware
3980 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa; 707-690-0366

Tape the positive (+) terminal on your batteries before dropping off

Separate battery types for recycling

It is illegal to put batteries in your trash, recycling or compost cart

Learn more about battery disposal.

Free Curbside Oil Recycling + Motor Oil & Filter Collection Sites

Motor oil never wears out — it just gets dirty. It can be recycled over and over!

So, you probably already know that the only legal way to dispose of used oil and oil filters is to recycle them…but did you know that they can be picked up for free?

If you have residential curbside service you can request a free oil container and zip-lock filter bag from NRWS: 707-255-5200.

You can also drop off motor oil at various collection sites throughout Napa County.

Thanks for recycling your used motor oil! But you didn’t finish the job if you threw the filter away. Filters are made from steel that can be recycled too!

Only motor oil is accepted in the curbside jug. Filters should be placed next to the jug in a tightly sealed leak-proof bag.

Other automotive fluids must be kept separate and recycled at drop-off locations – see Motor Oil & Filters for more details.


Drain Problems? Call NapaSAN First!

Drain problems? Day or night, call NapaSan first!

If the problem is in NapaSan’s portion of the sewer line, they’ll fix it!

Call (707) 258-600 ext. 9.

These services are FREE and could save you a plumber’s fee!

Their answering service will take your name, address, and telephone number, and a member of the NapaSan crew will call you back or be on your doorstep within 30 minutes.


Climate-Friendly Garden Tour

Climate-Friendly Garden Tour

Napa – Yountville

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 10 am to 4 pm

$5 per Adult / Free for Kids

Napa County’s Climate Friendly Garden tour features a dozen beautiful local gardens that provide inspiration for creating your own resource-efficient landscaping.

-Vibrant landscapes that are climate-smart and water-wise

-Mini-workshops held at select sites throughout the day

-Mulch and compost giveaway at Las Flores Community Center!


Purchase Tour Guide Brochure at NapaRCD.org/GardenTour2023 or on tour date at Las Flores Community Center, 4300 Linda Vista Avenue, Napa