Soft and Stretchy Plastics are Trash

All soft & stretchy plastic items are not recyclable in Napa’s curbside program. They tangle in our sorting equipment and must be landfilled.

Cleaning wipes
Face masks
Plastic gloves
Plastic storage bags
Plastic shopping bags
Film or stretch wrap
Bubble wrap/envelopes
Condiment packets
Food packaging – such as foil bags, cereal/cracker box liners, chip bags, candy wrappers

Visit our Recycling Guide for more information.

Compost it.


Napa City and County residents threw out 9% less trash – and composted nearly 15,000 more tons – during the first eight years of the food composting program. Thanks for helping reduce waste, decrease emissions and create local organic compost!

But, we can do better…there are still thousands of tons of compostables going to the landfill. Join your neighbors and compost all your food scraps and soiled paper – check out our curbside composting page for all the details!

Compost Available!

* Enrich your soil naturally * Fight climate change * Prevent erosion * Conserve water * Close the loop * Save money!

Organic Compost available for purchase at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility – 820 Levitin Way, American Canyon:

  • Organic Compost Only $13/cubic yard! (+ tax).
  • We deliver within our service area (additional fees apply).

Napa’s local compost is perfect for vineyards, farms, gardens, yards and landscaping projects.

See our Organic Compost for Sale page for more details.

Compost Certifications



Composting Facility Awards

Our facility is racking up the awards!

  • 2021 California Resource Recovery Association Dave Hardy Leadership in Organics Award
  • 2022 United States Composting Council Large-Scale Compost Manufacturer of the Year

Want an in-depth look into Napa’s Recycling & Composting Facility?

Check out our new facility tour video.

Free Backyard Composting Workshops!

MARCH 26th 10AM

APRIL 29th 12PM

MAY 20th 10AM


All workshops will be held in person. Registration in advance is required.

For more information and to register, go here.

*Este reunion estará disponible en español con un intérprete en vivo.

Cool Your Coals!

Do not put hot coals or ashes in your carts!

Hot ashes or coals can cause severe burns and fire damage to properties. Follow these safety measures when disposing of them:

  • Use metal cans no more than 30 gallons in size with tight-fitting metal lids.
  • Fill cans with hot ashes only halfway so they cool quickly and are light in weight.
  • Secure metal lids on cans to prevent spread of sparks or embers.
  • Check, stir, and water your ash cans for several days until completely cool.
  • Avoid adding more hot coals on top of the cool coals by using a set of cans that can be used sequentially.
  • Check to be sure that ashes are completely cool before placing them in your cart.
  • Please note that cooled ash and coals from wood fires and lump charcoal can go in the compost cart, while cooled ash and coals from charcoal briquettes needs to go in the landfill cart due to the chemical additives present in the briquettes.


Recycle More Clothing

Nearly 100% of clothing, apparel and shoes are reusable or recyclable. Yet, Americans only reuse or recycle 15% of consumer-used clothing and shoes. The rest — over 15 million tons a year — goes to landfills.

What to do? Call Recycle More!

What is accepted:

Holes, tears and stains are OK. All items must be dry and bagged in a tied plastic bag. Wet items cannot be accepted. Our minimum for pickup is at least a full kitchen-size bag.
Recycle More Truck
Visit or call 707-255-5200 to make your appointment!

Please don’t put clothing, apparel or shoes in the blue recycling cart, since they tangle in our machinery and cannot be sorted for recycling.

Composting – Include the Food

There is more to compost than yard trimmings. Composting all your food scraps and soiled paper is now mandatory – but it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Need a compost pail for daily collection of kitchen scraps? 

Contact us at (707) 255-5200 or reuse any appropriate-sized container that you have at home.

Puede composta mas de desechos de jardín. Cosmposta todos los desechos de comida y papel sucio ahora es la ley- pero es tan facíl como 1, 2, 3.

¿Necesita un contendor de compostaje para la recoleccíon cada día de sobras de cocina? 

Contáctenos la (707) 255-5200 a reutilice cualquier contenedor de tamaño apropiado que tienen en casa.

California Organic Waste Regulations

CALIFORNIA SB 1383: New California Organic Waste Regulations Now in Effect

SB 1383 is the most aggressive waste reduction law to be adopted in California in the past 30 years. The law affects almost all California residents and businesses. Cities and Counties will eventually issue penalties for non-compliance.

The law establishes a statewide effort to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (like methane). By directing food scraps, soiled paper, yard trimmings and other organic materials to compost sites, California communities will significantly reduce greenhouse gasses that come from landfills.

SB 1383 also helps cut food waste and food insecurity. The law’s requirement of edible food recovery helps feed those who are food insecure and prevent edible food from being landfilled.

Want more details about SB 1383? Visit:

How does SB 1383 impact each of us?

At work and at home, we need to keep all our recycling and compost materials separate from our trash, in appropriately colored carts. Napa Recycling provides residents living in single-family homes three colored carts when they start their recycling, compost, and landfill services. If you do not yet have carts for these three services, please contact Napa Recycling to get started.

Not sure what goes where? Visit: curbside-collection-service

SB 1383: N Nuevo Ley de California Sobre Desechos Orgánicos Regulaciones Ahora en Efecto

SB 1383 es la ley de reducción de residuos más agresiva que se haya adoptado en California en los últimos 30 años. La ley afecta a casi todos las personas y los negocios de California. Las jurisdicciones en tiempo pueden emitir sanciones por incumplimiento. Esta ley establece un esfuerzo estatal para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (como el metano).

Al dirigir los desechos de comida, papel sucio, desechos de jardín y otros materiales orgánicos a los sitios de compostaje, las comunidades de California reducirán significativamente los gases de efecto invernadero que provienen de los vertederos.

SB 1383 también ayuda a reducir el desperdicio de alimentos y la inseguridad alimentos comestibles. El requisito del ley para recuperación y donación de alimentos de comestibles ayuda a alimentar a quienes lo necesitan y evitar que los alimentos comestibles se depositen en vertederos.

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¿Como nos impacta la ley SB 1383 a cada uno de nosotros?

En el trabajo y en la casa, tenderemos que mantener todos nuestros materiales de reciclaje y compostaje separados de nuestra basura, en botes de colores apropiados. Si aun no tiene botes para los tres servicios, comuníquese con Napa Recycling para comenzar.

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