Waste disposal companies in Napa County are offering ways for residents to dispose of food that has spoiled during Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s recent planned power shutoffs.
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Customers of Napa Recycling & Waste Services should place unpackaged food waste in their brown totes for pickup, according to county spokesperson Noel Brinkerhoff. All food and soiled paper must be separated from non-compostable plastic or metal packaging.
Spoiled food not separated from non-compostable food packaging should be discarded in gray trash carts.
Visit www.naparecycling.com/foodcomposting/ for complete details on what is accepted.
Commercial customers with large amounts of packaged spoiled food can contact Napa Recycling for special pickup service. Call 707-255-5200 for more information.
American Canyon customers should call Recology at 707-552-3110 for information on food waste disposal.
Upvalley, customers of Upper Valley Disposal & Recycling may dispose of spoiled food in their normal waste cart, or place it in their green waste tote if there is not enough room for an $18 fee.
Customers must notify Upper Valley Disposal that they will be using their green waste cart for food disposal. Call the company at 707-963-7988, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Upvalley customers can also take their food waste to the Clover Flat Landfill at 4380 Silverado Trail in Calistoga. The landfill is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed on Mondays.
This story has been corrected since first posting. Napa Recycling and Waste Services considers spoiled food to be compostable if packaging is removed.