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"Recycle More" expands to include clothing, shoes and other items

Wednesday January 8, 2014

Did you know that 85% of discarded clothing and shoes end up in the landfill? The "Recycle More" program is expanding the address this problem, and is now accepting clothing and shoes other textiles including towels, linens and bedding, shoes, belts, handbags, backpacks, hardcover books, CDs/DVDs/tapes, and toys. These categories are in addition to electronics, appliances, large metal items and cooking oil that were already being collected in the "Recycle More" effort. The program provides free curbside pick-up, but it by appointment only and not part of regularly scheduled NRWS services. Go to for complete details. Pickup appointments can be scheduled online here or by phone. (Please do not put clothing or shoes in your blue recycling cart.)

Streetlight conversion project now underway

Thursday November 21, 2013 

The City’s LED Streetlight Conversion Project is now underway and will continue through January 2014. More than 4,500 streetlights will be upgraded to energy efficient LED fixtures, and this work is expected to save about 1.29 million kilowatt hours, and more than $169,000 of the $300,000 in annual electricity costs needed to power the streetlight system. The first phase of work is schedule for a portion of southeast Napa, show on the map included on the LED Streetlight Conversion Information page. Impacts of the installation are expected to be minor, with an estimated installation time of 20 to 30 minutes per fixture. Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays in residential areas, with possible night work hours along the more heavily traveled collector and arterial streets. Crews will be mobile, with traffic controls and signage.  

Winter storm "phone tree" discontinued - Napans encouraged to register with Nixle

Thursday October 10, 2013

In the past, the City of Napa used a “phone tree” system to provide information to business and property owners during winter storms that posed a threat of flooding. The phone trees were updated annually by the City with assistance from the Napa Downtown Association and Napa Chamber of Commerce. The phone tree system is being discontinued now that there are more efficient methods available to provide timely information. Property owners, business persons and all residents are encourage to register for Nixle to receive alerts and urgent notifications. Registration is free and simply done by following these steps:

Recreation Guide now in digital form

Tuesday September 17, 2013

Fall-2013-coverThe City of Napa recreation Guide for fall 2013 is now available in a new digital format, for online browsing. Follow this link to see news from the Parks and Recreation Services Department and complete listings for recreational opportunities.  The guide includes offerings for everyone from pre-school age to youth, teen, adult and seniors, and provides information on the street tree program, locations where your dog is welcome, and a map of all the parks in the City. Once you've made class or activity selections, online registration can be completed here

Add cell numbers to WARN for rapid notification

Tuesday January 8, 2013

WARN stands for Wide Area Rapid Notification. It’s a system used by public agencies throughout Napa County to alert residents when problems occur. It is used only for emergencies and urgent communications. Using WARN, agencies can send messages by telephone or text message. However, WARN can only call land-line phones unless residents add their cell phone numbers to the system.

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