Recycling & Composting Saves

Recycling and composting are easy and efficient methods to save energy, create jobs and reduce the production of greenhouse gases.

In 2020, almost 170,000 tons of materials were recycled or composted at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility.

By keeping these valuable resources out of the landfill, we decreased carbon dioxide emissions by 150,652 metric tons and used 906,065 million fewer BTUs of energy. This is enough energy to power all the houses in Napa for four months.

Additionally, these savings are the equivalent of taking 31,986 passenger cars off the road and conserving over 17 million gallons of gasoline, helping to fight climate change and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.

And, they provide for over 350 full-time jobs across the recycling, composting and reuse economy!*

*Information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM), www.epa.gov/warm