Napa Recycling & Waste Services Safety Updates May 1, 2020 Email Question: Is it still safe to recycle during COVID-19? Answer: YES!!! To keep our employees and customers healthy and safe as we continue with our essential collection and processing services, we continue to following our Pandemic Plan, which includes: To protect our sorters from any virus present on boxes or containers, all recycling is dumped out of the truck and left to sit for 3 days before being processed. All employees are provided masks and gloves. Every driver, equipment operator, mechanic and scalehouse attendant is supplied hospital-grade disinfectant to spray down equipment pre- and post- usage. Managers frequently clean common areas throughout the day. We’ve closed breakrooms, discontinued physical punchclocks, and required social distancing by moving to virtual meetings and remote work for non-operations staff.