Alternative ways to recycle
Special Instructions

We’ll pick them up at your curb – Call NRWS/NCRWS for pick-up of bulky items.  Fees apply for non-metal items, such as dressers, tables, mattresses, toilets, surf boards, etc. 

Pickup of metal appliances and large metal items is free with the Recycle More program.  These services do not include hazardous wastes.  For larger amounts of bulky items, please consider our recycling or trash debris box service.

Metal appliances and all scrap metal can also be recycled at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility (820 Levitin Way) for FREE!  Mattresses and box springs can also be recycled at no charge at the Devlin Road Recycling & Transfer Facility (889 Devlin Road).

Donate Useful Items – Not all bulky items need to be disposed of and could be useful to someone else.  Consider calling a thrift shop, community outreach organization, or placing an ad.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Donate to RERIP

RERIP accepts old surfboards and refurbishes them, sells them, or donates them to schools, nonprofits and people in need. Unrideable and broken boards are used by artists and DIYers to create unique art pieces. Find out where you can donate your board.

Ways to Reduce

Purchase a Secondhand Surfboard

Surfboards are difficult to recycle, so consider purchasing a gently used board. BoardRecycler is a site that has online listings of surfboards for sale. Find out more about BoardRecycler.


Pick Eco-Friendly Materials

Most surfboards are made from fiberglass and polyurethane foam, which are toxic materials that can pollute the water and soil. Look for an eco-friendly board made from biodegradable material, like balsa wood, agave, bamboo or soy.

Ways to Reuse

Repurpose Your Old Board

There are tons of ways to repurpose an old surfboard. Check out Pinterest and The Indian Face for ideas and tips.

Did You Know?

Measurable Carbon Footprint

Over 600 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions are produced during a shortboard’s life cycle. This life cycle accounts for CO2 emitted during board manufacturing, repairs and disposal. The CO2 from a single board’s life cycle is the same as burning over 290 pounds of coal.

The Quest for an Eco-Friendly Board