Debris Boxes – You Sort, You Save!


Napa and the State of California require larger construction and demolition projects to separate out recyclable and compostable materials and recover at least 65% of the project debris.

Napa Recycling can help you comply and save money!

Separate the following materials and pay less than the same size box for mixed “trash”:

  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Clean Wood
  • Dirt
  • Grape Pomace
  • Drywall
  • Yard Trimmings
  • Carpet

Find the current rates here.

Why pay full price for a TRASH box when you can get the same size box for SEPARATED MATERIALS for a fraction of the cost?


Split boxes save space – twice the materials in the same area. Call or see our Debris Box page for rates (NRWS City customers only).


Boxes for single-stream recycling, cardboard, paper, glass, plastic, or metals are free in the City of Napa and 50% off in Napa County!

Recycling and Composting Saves

Recycling and composting are easy and efficient methods to save energy, create jobs and reduce the production of greenhouse gases.

In 2021, almost 170,000 tons of materials were recycled or composted at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility.

By keeping these valuable resources out of the landfill, we decreased carbon dioxide emissions by 141,370 metric tons and used 806,844 million fewer BTUs of energy. This is enough energy to power all the houses in Napa for four months.

Additionally, these savings are the equivalent of taking 30,015 passenger cars off the road and conserving over 16 million gallons of gasoline, helping to fight climate change and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.

And, they provide for over 320 full-time jobs across the recycling, composting and reuse economy!*

*Information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM),

Don’t Trash the Bike Lane

  • Putting a cart in the bike lane is just like placing it in the middle of the street — so DON’T
  • Carts set in bike lanes or sidewalks block routes to schools, forcing students and others into vehicle traffic
  • It’s not only unsafe, it’s illegal (CVC 21211 (b))
  • You can receive a citation if you place a cart in a bike lane
  • The City of Napa ranks sixth worst in the state for fatal and injury collisions (OTS Crash Rankings Result, 2019)

Proper placement of carts is one simple way you can help improve traffic safety:

  • Place at least 2 feet away from other carts and 4–6 feet from other objects (e.g. cars, trees)
  • Carts can be placed in front of your driveway if there is no room in front of the curb
  • All items must be placed in the cart
  • When your cart is full, set it out by 6am on your service day
  • Lid opening should face the street
  • Carts should be removed from the curb as soon as possible after service

Recycle Old Tires – It’s Free!

Get rid of those illegal, unhealthy and unsightly piles of tires today.

Napa Recycling has partnered with the City of Napa and Napa County to provide a FREE waste tire amnesty period August 1–September 3, 2022 for NRWS customers or until December 30, 2022 for NCRWS customers.

You can help to make sure these tires are recycled properly instead of becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes or fire hazards.

Together we can make a difference! The coupon authorizes the transportation of up to 9 tires for free recycling. The regular recycling price for tires 22” or less in rim size diameter is $5 per tire.

PLEASE NOTE: All passenger and light truck tires 22” or less in rim size diameter will be accepted. Tires can remain on the metal rims.


Tire Disposal Coupon – County of Napa

Tire Disposal Coupon – City of Napa

REMEMBER: You must comply with the law when hauling waste tires. With this coupon in your possession, you may haul and recycle no more than 9 tires. This offer is available to residential and non tire-dealer commercial customers only during the amnesty period.

To get a coupon, contact NRWS/NCRWS at (707) 255-5200.

PLEASE NOTE: City coupons are only good for the month of August, County coupons are good all year!

tire coupon

Tires brought to the Napa Recycling and Composting Facility will be ground and made into an array of products, including:

  • new tires
  • fence posts
  • playground safety surfaces
  • athletic surfaces
  • mud flaps
  • bed liners
  • roofing material

For additional information, call (707) 255-5200.

Flip the Lid Audits


To be in compliance with SB 1383, residents and businesses must place compostable and recyclable materials in the appropriate carts. 

SB 1383 regulations require that we conduct periodic “route reviews” of customer carts. These are visual checks of the landfill, recycling, and compost carts to see if customers are putting materials into the correct cart. So, you may see our staff conducting these “flip-the-lid” visits in your neighborhood – we’ll then be following up regarding any contamination issues and providing educational assistance as necessary. 

Napa Recycling Awards

Do you know a business in the City or County of Napa that is making sustainable choices in their recycling, composting, purchasing habits, or something more?

We are looking to the community to nominate the TOP “Zero Waste Warriors” in Napa!

Nominate a business here by following the link below:

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, chips /candy wrappers

Visit our Recycling Guide for more information.

Keep It Loose!

Plastic bags and other soft stretchy plastics tangle and damage the sorting lines at our facility.

DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLES – items placed in bags are landfilled.

Put recyclables loose in the blue cart and put plastic bags and other soft stretchy plastics in the gray (landfill) cart.


Worker removing stretchy plastics from sorting screen.

Learn more recycling tips here