Think Green 

Thursday, April 22nd is Earth Day. This is a day I remember with groups planting, coordinated bike rides, and beach clean-ups. However, because of the pandemic, there will be fewer in-person events. It’s still important to me to reflect on all the ways I can reduce, reuse & recycle. 

If you live in the City of Napa the Napa Recycle More Program offers FREE curbside pickup of e-waste, metal appliances and large metal items, FREE! 

They will pick up large appliances like refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers! For FREE!! 

A few years back I had my dishwasher replaced and the delivery company said they would pick up and recycle my old dishwasher for $40 bucks. UM- NO, THANK YOU! I set it out on my curb and made an appointment for the Napa Recycle More Program to pick it up for me for FREE! I am not even kidding! 

They will also collect bagged clothing and shoes, batteries and cooking oil. YES! I said cooking oil! 

The last several weeks I have been spring cleaning:

  • I started by removing anything from my house that I haven’t touched in the past year. This included clothes, household items, books, decorations and knick knacks.
    • I donated the books to the free libraries that are around town.
    • The rest I donated to Community Projects. They accept donations on Tuesdays 9:00am to 1:00pm.
  • I also recycled broken battery operated toys, an old VCR, a broken fan and a few lamps that no longer worked through the Napa Recycle More Program. 

I encourage you to check out Napa Recycle More’s website naparecycling.com/recycle-more for all that they accept!  Save a run to the dump, save some money, save the earth and put it on the curb! 

About Claudette Shatto 

Claudette is Napa savvy! Coupled with her upbeat personality she is the perfect new addition to “The Vine” on-air team.  

She has lived in the Napa Valley for 20 years. She is married with two elementary-aged children. 

When not on-air, Claudette is a Professor at Napa Valley College. She is also a contributing blogger for Napa Valley Kids.  Her recent passion project is teaching leadership to first graders. 

You can listen to her on-air Mondays & Fridays from 3 to 7 pm.