New California Organic Waste Regulations


CALIFORNIA SB 1383: New California Organic Waste Regulations

In effect since January 1, 2022

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

This new 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 will also help cut food waste and food insecurity. The law’s requirement of edible food recovery will help feed those who are food insecure and prevent edible food from being landfilled.

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How does SB 1383 impact each of us?

At work and at home, we’ll 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.

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SB 1383: N Nuevo Ley de California Sobre Desechos Orgánicos Regulaciones Toman

Efecto el 1 d e enero de 2022

SB 1383 es la ley de reducción de residuos más agresiva que se haya adoptado en California en los últimos 30 años. La ley afectará a casi todos las personas y los negocios de California. Las jurisdicciones en tiempo pueden emitir sanciones por incumplimiento. Esta nueva 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 se ayudará a reducir el desperdicio de alimentos y la inseguridad alimentos comestibles. El requisito del ley para recuperación y donación de alimentos de comestibles ayudará 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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Drain Problems? Call NapaSAN First!

Drain problems? Day or night, call us first!

If the problem is in our portion of the sewer line, we’ll fix it!

Call (707) 258-600 ext. 9.

Our services are FREE and could save you a plumber’s fee!

Our answering service will take your name, address, and telephone number, and a member of our crew will call you back or be on your doorstep within 30 minutes.

Bay-Friendly Garden Month

Celebrate sustainable gardening in Napa County all month long. From patio to backyard, from novice to pro, we’ve got a series of events to share lots of practical tips.

Includes free plant giveaways May 7 and May 21!

We’ve got you covered! Join us online for Facebook Live and Zoom events!

For full schedule of events, follow along at:

For questions:

Email [email protected]

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility for SAFE Disposal

The Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is for safe and legal disposal of UNUSABLE or UNWANTED hazardous products. Please remember to pack products carefully so they won’t mix or spill. Transport in trunk if possible. The facility accepts all types of hazardous waste except: Radioactives • Explosives • Ammunition. For highway safety, there is a legal limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip.

Directions HERE


HOUSEHOLDS: No appointment required / No charge Napa County & City of Vallejo households only.

BUSINESSES: Napa & Solano County businesses that generate less than 220 lbs. or 27 gal. of hazardous waste per month may be eligible to use the “Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator” program at the collection facility. There is a charge for this service. Call (800) 984-9661 for information & appointment.



✔ Buy the right product for the job.

✔ Buy only as much as you can use up.

✔ Store products properly so they don’t become unusable.

✔ Choose the least toxic product.


California has new guidelines for disposal of treated wood!

Treated wood must be disposed of at an authorized landfill. Treated Wood (up to 3’ long) is now accepted at the Hazardous Waste Facility. See Treated Wood for more details.

Protect public health and the environment.

Motor oil, oil filters, latex paint, auto batteries and antifreeze can be recycled EVERY DAY at many locations. Check the RECYCLE GUIDE for details.

Common Hazardous Waste: Pool Chemicals • Cosmetics • Fungicides • Insecticides • Paint Thinner & Strippers • Wood Preservatives • Grease & Rust Solvents • Wood & Metal Cleaners • Glues & Cements • Carburetor Cleaners • Latex & Oil-Based Paints • Fluorescent Lamps/Tubes • Small Propane Tanks • Gasoline & Fuel Additives • Drain Openers • Pesticides • Contaminated Soil • Used Motor Oil & Oil Filters • Auto Batteries • Asbestos • Antifreeze • Transmission Fluids • Herbicides • Medications • Oven Cleaners • Photo Chemicals • Polishes & Cleaners • Syringes • Household Batteries • Smoke Detectors


Free Curbside Oil Recycling + Motor Oil & Filter Collection Sites

You probably already know that the only legal way to dispose of used oil and oil filters is to recycle them…but did you know that they can be picked up for free?

If you have residential curbside service you can request a free oil container and zip-lock filter bag from NRWS: 255-5200.

Motor oil never wears out — it just gets dirty. It can be recycled over and over.

Thanks for recycling your used motor oil! But you didn’t finish the job if you threw the filter away. Filters are made from steel that can be recycled too!

Only motor oil is accepted in the curbside jug. Filters should be placed next to the jug in a tightly sealed leak-proof bag. Other automotive fluids must be kept separate and recycled at drop off locations – see Motor Oil & Filters for more details.

No FOG Down the Drain

FOG (Fat, Oil and Grease) can cause clogged sewer lines, leading to sewage overflows that contaminate our homes, streets, and creeks. Helping to prevent sewer overflows and back-ups is easy. Just follow these tips below!

  • Never pour fat, oil or grease down the drain.
  • Don’t put food scraps down the garbage disposal.
  • Collect fat and grease in a compostable container and dispose of them in the compost pail.
  • Wipe greasy pots and pans with paper towels before washing, and then put the paper towels in the compost pail.
  • Scrape food scraps into the compost pail.
  • Recycle your cooking oil through Napa’s free curbside Recycle More program! Sign up here or call (707) 255-5200. Your used cooking oil will be recycled into biodiesel!
  • Visit NapaSan’s booth at the Earth Day festival on April 24th at the Oxbow Commons for a FREE grease scraper and a compostable grease container! For more info, call 707-258-6000.

Give your sewers a break and cease the grease! Learn more at

My Water Pledge

It’s fun, It’s free and easy. Simply choose an action to take on behalf of your city at

Every Drop Counts

Win $3000 for your home utilities and a Toyota Highlander Hybrid for a charity near you!

Take the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, April 1-30

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Napa County Grand Jury / Gran Jurado Del Condado De Napa

Napa Superior Court Seeking Applications for The Napa County Grand Jury

Interested parties must apply to the court by May 1, 2022

For more information, qualifications, and/or to apply online:

If you are not qualified or unable to apply as a grand juror, please share this information with others that may be interested!

Questions? Call the Napa Superior Court Executive Office (707) 299-1110

Esta Buscando Solicitudes Para El Gran Jurado Del Condado De Napa

Las personas interesadas deben aplicar a la corte antes del 1 de Mayo, 2022. 

Para más informacion, calificaciones y/o para aplicar en linea:

Si usted no califica para ser parte del Gran Jurado, por favor, comparta esta información con otras personas que pueden estar interesados!

Questions? Call the Napa Superior Court Executive Office (707) 299-1110

Join the Napa RECYCLE MORE Program

The RECYCLE MORE program offers free curbside pickup by appointment of all electronics, appliances, oversize metal items, clothing and shoes, cooking oil and…


  • Must be placed in a box for pickup— no loose bulbs or tubes. Reuse a box that you have, or contact us at 707-255-5200 if you need a box for your tubes.
  • Residents may set out compact fluorescent bulbs and tubes of up to 4 ft. in length.
  • Businesses must call 1-800-984-9661 for appointment to bring bulbs and tubes to the Hazardous Waste Facility.

What is Accepted:

Household batteries (when combined with other items)

Televisions & computer monitors

Computer & office equipment

Consumer electronics

All appliances

Oversize metal items (over 36”)

Bagged clothing & shoes

Cooking oil (call 255-5200 or go online to request a collection container)

Your free curbside pick-up is by appointment only and not part of your regularly scheduled NRWS services.

Please DO NOT include these items in your blue recycling cart.

Get more details & schedule your pickup today here.

Napa Community Cleanup – Earth Day

Napa Community Cleanup

April 24, 2022 9am–11am

Want a cleaner watershed? Volunteer to be part of this citywide cleanup!

  • Downtown Napa at Main & Pearl
  • South Jefferson Street Wetlands
  • Oxbow District at CIA Copia
  • Vintage High School at the quad
  • Kennedy Park at the boat launch
  • Westwood Hills Park at the kiosk
  • Napa River Trail near NapaSan
  • Napa River Trail at Trancas Street
  • Downtown at Napa County Library

Volunteering is easy! Just pick a site that works for you, and checkin with the site captain for further instructions!

Registration appreciated is not required.

We encourage you to BYO bucket, gloves and reusable water bottle if available. Buckets, bags, and reusable gloves will otherwise be provided.

Wear sunscreen, closed-toed shoes and clothes that you are willing to get dirty.

Children under 18 are required to have a liability waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Waivers can be completed by registering online.

For Earth Day Napa Community Cleanup info, visit

or email [email protected] or 707-690-3117