Facility Drop-Off

Drywall (Sheetrock) is accepted for drop-off at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility.

We also offer debris box service for drywall.

Did you know?  We grind the drywall and send the recycled gypsum for use as a soil amendment in agriculture and landscaping…mostly at Northern California orchards!  Recycled gypsum loosens clay soils, naturally aerating the soil and improving water and air penetration.

construction & demolition

Drywall = C&D Waste

Drywall is considered construction and demolition (C&D) waste. For complete information about disposal of the full range of construction materials, visit the Construction & Demolition page.


Built Before 1978? It May Have Asbestos

If the building was completed before 1978, it may have asbestos in the drywall joints. Asbestos is highly dangerous and can cause lung cancer through minor exposure. If your drywall has asbestos, hire a qualified professional to remove it.

peeling lead paint

Built Before 1978? It May Have Lead Paint

Older walls may contain coats of lead-based paint, which is extremely hazardous. If any fine particles of lead-based paint are inhaled, they can cause a wide range of health problems, from high blood pressure to nerve disorders. Use this PDF guide from the EPA to learn more about reducing hazards when working with lead.

Ways to Reuse

Remove Carefully

Drywall doesn’t have to be smashed to bits. If you remove drywall carefully, you can reuse it! Get detailed instructions from Instructables.