Tuesday June 24, 2015
With the City of Napa's new residential food composting program, tons of waste is being diverted from the landfills - and it's easy. The brown cart that you already have is not just for yardwaste anymore. You can also use the brown cart for all kinds of food scraps - fruits, vegetables, seafood, shellfish, meat, poultry, bones, fats, grease, rice, beans, pasta, bread, dairy, eggshells, and all prepared and cooked foods. You can also dispose of food-soiled paper products like paper towels, napkins, tissue, paper cups and plates, coffee grounds, filters, tea bags, waxed paper, waxed carbdoard and butcher paper. Please do NOT use your brown cart for plastic bags, wrap or straws, styrofoam, glass, metal, aluminum foil or foil-lined wrap, non-compostable wipes, diapers, hazardous waste, liquids, or pet waste. For detailed information on the program, including helpful tips and a full listing of accepted items, please visit naparecycling.com/residential-food-composting.
Tuesday June 16, 2015
Following a major disaster in the Napa Valley, first responders who provide emergency services will not always be able to meet the immediate demand for these services. The high number of number of victims, communication failures and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice. Individuals will need to relay on themselves in order to meet their immediate lifesaving and life sustaining needs.
In the Napa Valley the CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) training is provided through the collaborative efforts of various emergency agencies and coordinated by Napa County and is generally offered on a Friday evening and all-day Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday May 21, 2015
The City of Napa has enacted emergency drought regulations. Water customers are prohibited from water-wasting actions and violators may be subject to escalating penalties of $100, $200, and $500. Click on "Read more" for details.
Monday April 13, 2015
Data released today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) show the overall pavement quality on the Bay Area’s local streets and roads unchanged for the sixth consecutive year – but the City of Napa’s pavement quality has improved consistently over the last three years, thanks in large part to the City’s “10 miles a year” paving program for neighborhood streets launched in 2009.
Bay Area-wide, the average pavement condition index (PCI) score was 66 out of a maximum possible 100 points last year, as calculated on a three-year moving average basis. The City of Napa scored 64 for 2014, up from a score of 62 in 2013 and 60 in 2012. Streets scored from 60 to 69 are considered “fair” but this ranking also indicates that the asphalt shows serious wear and likely will require rehabilitation soon.
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.