Thursday September 10, 2015
“Celebrating Latinos and the American Dream” is the theme for this year’s fourth annual Napa Valley Latino Heritage Month, which features over 25 events valley wide, observed in conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15.
Friday August 28, 2015
The Fall 2015 Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop Series runs three consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning September 16. Held at the Pelusi Building in Kennedy Park, the sessions will cover sprinkler scheduling, drip irrigation, soils and amendments, sheet mulching, landscape design, and plant selection. A special workshop on Sunday, September 20 will demonstrate installation of a laundry-to landscape greywater system. (Location provided at time of registration.) The Bay-Friendly Garden Open House on Sunday, October 4 affords another opportunity to see local water-wise landscapes and rain gardens and learn tips from landscape professionals. Details for these fall events are included on this month’s Napa recycling bill insert and at www.cityofnapa.org/water and naparcd.org.
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.
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.
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.