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:

NapaRCD.org/GardenMonth2022

Facebook.com/NapaRCD

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

OPEN EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9:00AM–4:00PM

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.

DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE PROPERLY

REDUCE TOXIC WASTE FROM THE START

✔ 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 www.NapaSan.com.

My Water Pledge

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

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

Take the pledge at mywaterpledge.com

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: www.napa.courts.ca.gov

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: www.napa.courts.ca.gov

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

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 NapaRCD.org/EarthDay2022

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

 

Earth Day Napa 2022

A VERY Belated 50th Anniversary – Earth Day Napa 

Sunday, April 24th – Oxbow Commons – 11AM – 4PM

Come join our VERY Belated 50th Earth Day Celebration, in person* where we have lots of activities for all ages!

This is a Birthday Celebration you don’t want to miss!

  • Interactive booths
  • Listen to live music and performances
  • Sit in electric vehicles on display
  • Enjoy great food and drink for purchase

Want to do something hands-on before the celebration? Join Napa RCD’s Earth Day cleanup from 9-11AM.

100% of beer and wine sale proceeds go to the EECNC Field Trip Bus Grant Program & the Darcy Aston Environmental Advocacy Scholarship for Napa County students.

*all current Napa County COVID-19 protocols will be enforced

More info at: EarthDayNapa.com

Cart Collection Reminders

Sign up for our collection reminders and you’ll never miss collection day again. Sign up here!

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter!* It includes recycling & composting tips, notifications about upcoming events, and ideas for the small acts you can take to make a big difference.

*Signing up for collection reminders automatically enrolls you to receive newsletters. No need to sign up twice.

Compost it.

 

Napa City and County residents threw out 9% less trash – and composted nearly 14,000 more tons – during the first seven years of the food composting program. Thanks for helping reduce waste, decrease emissions and create local organic compost! But, we can do better…there are still thousands of tons of compostables going to the landfill. Join your neighbors and compost all your food scraps and soiled paper – check out naparecycling.com for all the details!