UPDATED Thursday May 21, 2015
Napa residents can now put food scraps and food-soiled paper in the brown compost cart along with yardwaste. NRWS/NCRWS customers have been provided with a kitchen compost pail for convenience in the kitchen, but food scraps and food-soiled paper can go directly into the brown cart. All food scraps, including meat and bones, dairy, bread, fruit and vegetables are accepted. Food-soiled paper, coffee cups, paper towels and napkins, and coffee grounds, filters and tea bags should also be included. Food scraps typically make up over 25% of what households throw away. When you add other compostable items such as paper napkins, coffee grounds and paper cups, it’s easy to see how composting will significantly reduce what we send to the landfill.
Friday March 6, 2015
On the second Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Napa County Vet Connect is available for all veterans at no cost and with no appointment. Vet Connect provides local resources and services all in one location - benefits, housing, jobs, health care, education and more. Vet Connect is available at Napa County Health and Human Services, 650 Imperial Way, Napa. Vets should bring their DD214 if available. Please call Patrick Jolly at 707-253-6072 for more information.
Wednesday January 28, 2015
Is it possible to live completely waste free? That was the question posed by filmmakers Jen and Grant. They set up a competition to see who could produce the least garbage over the course of a year, and that's the basis for "The Clean Bin Project" - an engaging, award-winning film examining the environmental impacts of waste. A showing of this film will be presented by The Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.at the Napa Valley College Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 with kids 12 and under free. Get tickets at http://EarthDayNapa.com/Clean Bin Project.html. Proceeds benefit the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County’s (EECNC) Scholarship Fund. To learn more about the EECNC visit www.NapaEnvironmentalEd.org. For more information, contact Stephanie Turnipseed at (707)258-7864.
Tuesday June 10, 2014
The City of Napa has released a new mobile application designed to provide enhanced access to the online Service Center. Using a smart phone, users can easily submit service requests in 27 categories, adding a photo if desired. These service requests cover a wide range of common issues, from tree issues to problems with graffiti, traffic signals, weeds and more. The mobile app also links to the database of Frequently Asked Questions, City contact information, and event calendars, and serves as an extension of the online Service Center which has been in use since early 2008. The app is available for the iPhone from the Apple App Store and for the Android from Google Play. A Windows version of the app is in development.