Home Composting

Interested in home composting? Check out our schedule of home composting workshops below. Plus, we've included some of the recommended resources we provide at the workshop for you to check out before hand (or if you cannot make it!). The workshops are brought to you through a collaboration and sponsorship of: the City of Napa, UC Master Gardener's, County of Napa, Upper Valley Waste Management Agency, and the City of American Canyon. 

Home composting not your thing? Did you know you can put all your food soiled paper products (paper plates, pizza boxes, napkins, paper based to go containers, etc) into your brown compost cart alongside all your food! That includes meat, dairy and bones - items that do not belong in your home compost! For more information check out Napa Recycling's Web page on Home Food Composting

Home Composting Workshop Sign Ups

Learn to reduce and eliminate yard trimmings and turn it into wonderfully rich, free compost for your garden. Discover the basics of backyard composting, composting with worms and grasscycling. Become familiar with tools, types of bins and the ins and outs of recycling yard trimmings, garden waste, and even some food scraps. Learn about Grasscycling. Grass clippings release valuable nutrients back into the soil.

Free Workshop

Sign up for a free DIGITAL workshop hosted through ZOOM:

"Lasagna"/Sheet Composting Workshop
Saturday, April 24th - during Earth Day Napa 2021!
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (allowing time for Q&A)
Maximum class size: 60
Learn how to improve your soil health by using excess cardboard and the lasagna composting method - re-using cardboard and enriching your soil: win-win!
To Register: Click Here

Backyard Composting Workshop
Saturday, May 1st
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (allowing time for Q&A)
Maximum class size: 60
*Coordination for the actual backyard composter will be scheduled after registration. It will be a curbside pick up in downtown Napa. More details will be in the follow up email re: scheduling pick up.
You must complete the workshop in order to purchase the discounted backyard compost bin for $20.00. One per family/household.
To Register: Click Here 

Harvesting a Pile of Compost: Backyard and Worm
Wednesday, May 26th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (allowing time for Q&A)
Maximum class size: 60
To Register: Click Here 

Worm Compost Workshop With Penny
Saturday, June 12th, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (allowing time for Q&A)
Maximum class size: 20
*Coordination for the worm composting materials (container, materials, worms) will take place after you have registered for the class. Pick up will be coordinated for the same day as the class, as you will be building it with the host.
To Register: Click Here

For more information or questions about our workshops, contact our recycling team.

Napa County UC Cooperative Extension

For information on how to compost or troubleshooting, contact the Napa County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program at 707-253-4221 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-Noon.

Resources

Napa County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program at 707-253-4221 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-Noon.
http://napamg.ucanr.edu

Grasscycling Info
www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Organics/Grasscycling 

Composting Info
www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/composting 

Worm Compost Tutorial 
https://projectcompost.ucdavis.edu/worm-composting-tutorial