Home Composting

Interested in home composting? Check out our schedule of home composting workshops below. Plus, we've included some of the recommended resources we provide at the workshop for you to check out before hand (or if you cannot make it!). The workshops are brought to you through a collaboration and sponsorship of: the City of Napa, UC Cooperative Extension Napa County Master Gardener Program, County of Napa, Upper Valley Waste Management Agency, and the City of American Canyon. 

Home composting not your thing? Did you know you can put all your food soiled paper products (paper plates, pizza boxes, napkins, paper based to go containers, etc) into your brown compost cart alongside all your food! That includes meat, dairy and bones - items that do not belong in your home compost! For more information check out Napa Recycling's Web page on Home Food Composting

Home Composting Workshop Sign Ups

Learn to reduce and eliminate yard trimmings and turn it into wonderfully rich, free compost for your garden. Discover the basics of backyard composting, composting with worms and grasscycling. Become familiar with tools, types of bins and the ins and outs of recycling yard trimmings, garden waste, and even some food scraps. Learn about Grasscycling. Grass clippings release valuable nutrients back into the soil.

2022 Free Workshops

Sign up for a free in person workshop! After two years, we are back in person. We will be following whatever COVID 19 policies are in place by Napa County. All activities will be taking place outside. (2023 schedule will be released in late February).

Backyard Compost Workshop - Learn How To Compost in Your Backyard! 

Learn how to compost in your own backyard - hot composting, cool composting, and a little bit about worm composting!
Sunday, March 20th, 2022
Hagafen Winery - 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (allowing time for Q&A)
Maximum class size: 15-30 (maximum of 15 cars- depending upon carpool)
You must complete the workshop in order to purchase the discounted backyard compost bin for $20.00. One per family/household.
To Register: Click Here 

Worm Composting Workshop 

In this workshop, you will learn all about worm compost and how to keep your worm box alive. This workshop includes a free worm compost tool kit, including the worms. You will set it up with the UC Master Gardeners at the end of the workshop to take home! 
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
UCCE - 1710 Soscol Ave #4, Napa, CA 94559 (located at the back of the parking lot, so try not to miss the turn into the location!)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (allowing time for Q&A)
Maximum class size: 30
To Register: Click Here

Dual Composting Workshop 

Learn about worm or backyard composting - chose your own adventure! 
Napa Valley College - Upper Valley Campus - 1088 College Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574
Saturday, May 21st, 2022 
10 AM - 12 PM
(allowing time for Q&A) 
Maximum class size: 30
To Register: Click Here

For more information or questions about our workshops, contact our recycling team.

UC Cooperative Extension Napa County Master Gardener Program

For information on how to compost or troubleshooting, contact the UC Cooperative Extension Napa County Master Gardener Program at 707-253-4221 Mondays and Fridays 10 a.m - 1 p.m.


UC Cooperative Extension Napa County Master Gardener Program  707-253-4221 Mondays and Fridays 10 a.m - 1 p.m.

Grasscycling Info

Composting Info

Worm Compost Tutorial