A curbside composting program in Napa could keep more than 8,000 tons of material out of its landfill each year, city officials said.
City officials said the program is underway and residents are allowed to put food scraps and paper soiled with food in their brown compost cart.
“We’re excited to begin a food composting program in Napa,” City of Napa recycling manager Kevin Miller said in a statement. The program is the first big change in the city’s home curbside collection programs in a decade, Miller said.
Napa Recycling & Waste Services will provide customers with a kitchen compost pail to help residents compost. Distribution will start in April and occur during the next few months, but residents can place scraps and soiled paper in their brown cart immediately.