Friday March 20, 2015
Beginning immediately, Napa residents can put food scraps and food-soiled paper in the brown compost cart along with yardwaste. To help residents begin composting, NRWS/NCRWS will provide all customers with a kitchen compost pail starting in April. The pails will be delivered over the next few months – but there is no need to wait for the pail; food scraps and food-soiled paper can go in the brown cart right away. All food scraps, including meat and bones, dairy, bread, fruit and vegetables will be 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, 2741 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, First Floor Conference Room, Napa. Vets should bring their DD214 if available.
UPDATED Friday April 3, 2015
The closure of a portion of McKinstry Street began Monday, March 30, for work related to the Flood Project's Oxbow Bypass. McKinstry Street is closed only in the section to be lowered by six feet to accommodate flood waters when needed, and all businesses on the north and south sides of the closure will remain open and accessible. There will be some truck traffic for off-hauling excavated material, and some impacts to parking. McKinstry Street is scheduled to reopen by mid May, and then Bypass Project is scheduled to be fully completed this summer.
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 January 27, 2015
Learn how to turn yardwaste and kitchen scraps into wonderfully rich compost to use as a soil amendment or mulch in your garden. Discover the basics of backyard composting, worm composting and grasscycling. Become familiar with tools, techniques, and types of composting bins. All this knowledge on home composting can be gained at upcoming, free Home Composting Workshops that will be held from March through September at locations in the City of Napa, American Canyon, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Interested persons see complete details and register now at www.cityofnapa.org/compost. Napa County residents attending the workshop will have the opportunity to purchase a backyard composting bin for $20, a significant discount from the retail prices of between $95 and $130), or choose to receive a $30 rebate toward the purchase of a worm composting, bin, mulching lawnmower, or lawnmower retrofit.