Thanksgiving Updates: Collection Schedule and Cooking Oil Recycling

Thanksgiving Collection Schedule

Thurs, Nov 23
No Collection
Office Closed

Fri, Nov 24
Thursday Collection
Office Phones Open until Noon

Sat, Nov 25
Friday Collection
Office Closed

Recycle Your Cooking Oil!

Call 255-5200 to receive a collection container.

Free Curbside Pickup
The RECYCLE MORE program picks up the used cooking oil by appointment and replaces the can with an empty. This program is for cooking oil only, please put solid fats & grease in the compost cart.

Free drop off of used cooking oil:
Devlin Road Reuse & Recycle Center
889B Devlin Road, American Canyon
Daily 8:30am–3:30pm; 707-258-9018

Halloween Costume Exchange

Our annual Halloween Costume Exchange is back! Upcycle your old costume, get a “new-to-you” one, or just donate one you have on hand!

Respook. Rewear. Rescare!

The City of Napa is hosting Pop-Up Racks at Community Events in October and restocking Living Racks
weekly at locations around town….Let’s make Halloween Eek-o-Friendly!

Look for us at:


The Napa Farmers Market  
Every Tuesday in October + Saturdays Oct 7th and 28th
Parking Lot X (behind Cole’s Chop House), 100 West Street, Napa
8 am – 12 pm, at the Napa Recycles booth!

City of Napa Fire and Life Safety Day
Saturday, October 14th
Fire Station #1, 930 Seminary Street, Napa
10 am – 2 pm


Find a New-to-You Costume at our Living Rack locations:

Las Flores Community Center
4300 Linda Vista Ave 
*** in the lobby area ***

Community Resources for Children
3299 Claremont Way #1, Napa
*** donation box only ***

Napa County Library 
580 Coombs St, Napa
*** in the children’s area ***

Napa County Health and Human Services
2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building B
*** Provisions Café ***


After Halloween, donations are accepted at:

Napa Farmers Market  
Saturday, Nov 4th and Tuesday, Nov 7th
Parking Lot X (behind Cole’s Chop House), 100 West Street, Napa
8 am – 12 pm, at the Napa Recycles booth!

America Recycles Day Coat & Costume Drive
Sunday, November 12th
Redwood Plaza Shopping Center, 3385 Solano Ave, Napa
10 am – 2 pm

All Living Rack locations until November 12th


Email [email protected] or call Jenaye Mendez at the City of Napa: (707) 258-7864

More Halloween Tips…

Done with that jack-o’-lantern?  Don’t forget to compost those pumpkins!

Candy wrappers are not recyclable – please put them in the landfill cart.

Have other questions about what goes where this Halloween season?  Check out our Recycling Guide above for all your answers!

Beyond the Bin: Napa’s Recycling and Composting Facility Tour Day

Curious about what happens to your recycling and composting after it leaves your cart and comes to our facility? Sign up for a tour!

  • Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
  • Time: 9 am – 1 pm
    Select your guided tour time when registering for the event.
  • Address: 820 Levitin Way, American Canyon 94503

Click here to RSVP.

You can select your guided tour time when registering for the event.

First tour starts at 9:15 AM with the last tour leaving at 12:30 PM – with lots of times and options in between!

Event is Kid Friendly! Tours last about 45 minutes and involve walking around the facility.

Other local agencies will be present to answer any questions you have!

Please wear closed-toe shoes with hard soles and clothes you do not mind getting a bit dirty.

Bring Your Own Bucket! We will be giving away our compost to those interested who are joining us on this day.

*This outdoor Open House event is subject to weather conditions and could be canceled due to heavy rain. *

Got Drugs?

pills on orange background

En Español


Turn in your unused or expired medication, as well as any medical sharps!

We offer the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs and medical sharps.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Saturday, Oct 28, 2023
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kaiser Permanente
3285 Claremont Way • Napa

Napa Sheriff’s Office
1535 Airport Blvd • by Napa County Airport

Yountville Sheriff’s Office
1950 Mulberry St • Yountville

Please place drugs into a plastic or paper bag for destruction. You may throw your empty pill bottles into the recycling bin.

Residential syringes/sharps are accepted. Sharps must be in puncture-resistant containers

For more information on the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, please visit

Missed the event? For year-round drop-off information:


Entrega jeringas y medicamentos no deseados

Nosotros ofrecemos al público este oportunidad para prevenir el abuso y robo de pastillas mediante la eliminación de drogas potencialmente peligrosas, vencidas, no utilizadas, y no deseadas dentro de las casas.

Este servicio es gratis y anónimo, sin preguntas.

Sábado, 28 de octubre de 2023
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kaiser Permanente
3285 Claremont Way • Oeste Estacionamento, Napa

Napa Sheriff’s Office
1535 Airport Blvd • Aeropuerto del Condado de Napa

Yountville Sheriff’s Office
1950 Mulberry St • Yountville

Por favor vacía las drogas dentro de una bolsa plástica o de papel, y recicla los envases vacíos en el recipiente azul.

Se aceptan jeringas de uso residential, entregadas un recipiente resistente a perforación.

Para más información sobre el día Nacional de Recolección de Drogas Recetadas, por favor visita

¿No puedes ir, o te perdiste el evento?

Para información durante todo el año:

Are You Prepared For Winter?

What homeowners should know before a flood occurs:

If you live in a flood-prone area, take proactive measures to protect your home and your valuables:

  • Take pictures of your valuables for insurance inventory
  • Store your important documents in a waterproof container
  • Create digital versions and save them on a secure drive
  • Keep your valuables (e.g. keepsakes & family photos) out of the basement so they’re not in danger of flood water

  • Consider installing “check valves” in your home and sealing the walls in your basement
  • Raise your utilities (electrical panels, water heater, furnace, etc) above the base flood elevation
  • Keep your sump pump in working order with a battery backup
  • Keep a supply of sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting or lumber to protect your home and valuables from flooding

  • Get flood insurance so you’re protected against the damages of a flood
  • Utilities are the #1 reason that people have to pay out of pocket because the claims are less than or equal to the deductible
  • If you remodeled your basement – discuss with your insurance agent to be sure your improvements are covered

  • Sign up for local weather alerts

  • Learn about your flood risk and the floodplain in your area at

City of Napa Flood Contact Information:

Public Information Hotline

Public Works Department

This information is only a portion of what you need to be prepared; for more information and resources, visit and

Free Mattress Recycling

Is your mattress looking kooky? A bit spooky?

Recycle it!

Individuals can drop off mattresses and box springs at the Devlin Road Transfer Station. One set (mattress and box spring) will be accepted at no charge. Please note that customers with loads of multiple mattresses will be charged the regular gate fee.

Why recycle mattresses?

Mattresses and box springs are bulky and difficult to transport, and public access to inexpensive recycling opportunities is very limited, so illegal dumping of mattresses is a widespread problem.

What happens to mattresses and box springs after they are dropped off for recycling?

The mattresses and box springs are diverted from landfills, disassembled at mattress recycling facilities, and used to make other useful products like carpet
padding, insulation, new steel, oil filters, and mulch.

More info can be found here or at

Can’t haul the mattress? NRWS/NCRWS picks them up at the curb with our bulky item service. Fees apply; call 255-5200 for details.

NCRWS Residential Rates Effective 10/1/2023

Please note, these are the Napa County (NCRWS) residential rates. For City of Napa (NRWS) rates, click here.

What do the rates pay for?

•  WEEKLY SERVICE– trash, recycling and compost services are included in one monthly rate (your rate is determined by the size of your trash cart)

RECYCLE MORE – free collection by appointment of electronics, appliances, large metal items, cooking oil, household batteries, fluorescent bulbs & tubes and used clothes

ADDITIONAL SERVICES – annual coupons for free drop off of bulky items and tires; up to two recycling & four compost carts included in rates

September 30th Fall Faire by UC Master Gardeners

🔹 UC Master Gardeners of Napa County present: 🔹


A Gardening Science Fair for All Ages!


🗓️ September 30     🕐 1-4 PM

📍 Las Flores Community Center
4300 Linda Vista Avenue


🍂 Free Event 🍁

Teaching home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices.

🔹 Demonstrations: 🔹

• Learn composting methods!

• Making teas from your own plants!

• Ideas for beautiful fall arrangements!


Food truck on site!

🔹 Giveaways: 🔹

• Potted succulents!

• Milkweed!

• Seeds!


Activities for Kids


Vote for your favorite Scarecrow!


UC Master Gardeners of Napa County


Mentis is Napa’s center for mental health services and provides bilingual, affordable mental health services, from prevention to treatment, for people of every age and income level.

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Mental Health Crisis Hotlines
Napa County Crisis
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Crisis Text Line
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National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
call or text 988
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The Trevor Project for
call 1-866-488-7386
text 678678
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Bookmark this page so you know who to call if you or a loved one has a mental health crisis!
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