Is it possible to live completely waste-free?

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.

Community invited to retirement dinner for Chief Melton

Wednesday January 7, 2015

The Napa Police Department will host a retirement dinner for Police Chief Richard Melton on Friday, January 16, 2015, at Chardonnary Golf Club,2555 Jameson Canyon Road. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and the cost is $60 per person. For more information and tickets contact Debbie Peecook at 707-257-9256 or Imelda Preciado at 707-257-9202. 

Plastic Bag Ban now in effect in Napa

UPDATED Wednesday January 7, 2015

The new City of Napa "Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance" (a.k.a. plastic bag ban) went into effect January 1, 2015. Under the ordinance single-use plastic bags are no longer permitted at retail stores, with some exceptions. Paper bags are allowed, but retailers are required to charge customers 10 cents per bag to encourage customers to use reusable bags. A variety of relevant information, including FAQs, a business toolkit, and resources for additional information, is available here.

Christmas tree pickup set for January 3

Friday December 26, 2014

The 40th annual Napa Valley District Boy Scouts Annual Christmas Tree Pickup and Recycling Day comes to Napa on Saturday, January 3, 2015. Trees should be placed on the curb by 9:00 a.m. on that day. Please do not set out your tree earlier in the week. Trees must be free of ornaments, nails, tinsel, stands, and metal spikes. A voluntary donation of $8 per tree is suggested and appreciated. Please do not leave money on the tree - Boy Scouts will come to your door, so leave a check made out to "Boy Scouts of America" in an envelope at your door. Customers in Napa County who miss the tree pickup may place their tree out for collection on their normal service day beginning the following Monday. Follow the tree preparation guidelines and cut trees over 8' in half.  Flocked trees are accepted.  Wreaths, pumpkins, and other holiday greenery go in the yardwaste cart. Free recycling of your old Christmas lights is offered at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility. Follow this link for details.

Boy Scouts to collect Christmas trees January 3

Monday December 22, 2014

The Boy Scouts 40th Annual Christmas Tree Pickup and Recycling Day comes to Napa on Saturday, January 3, 2015. Trees should be placed on the curb by 9:00 a.m. on that day. Please do not set out your tree earlier in the week. Trees must be free of ornaments, nails, tinsel, stands, and metal spikes. A voluntary donation of $8 per tree is suggested and appreciated. Please do not leave money on the tree - Boy Scouts will come to your door, so leave a check made out to "Boy Scouts of America" in an envelope at your door. Customers in Napa County who miss the January Boy Scout tree pickup may place their tree out for collection on their normal service day beginning the following Monday. Follow the tree preparation guidelines and cut trees over 8' in half.  Flocked trees are accepted.  Wreaths, pumpkins, and other holiday greenery go in the yardwaste cart. Free recycling of your old Christmas lights is offered at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility.