Trash & Recycling Services
All Yountville residents with a Town water account are required to maintain an active account for Solid Waste Services. Upper Valley Disposal & Recycling Service (UVDS) is the only franchised hauler authorized to provide refuse and curbside recycling services in the Town of Yountville. Residential collection is Monday morning in Yountville.
To set up an account, UVDS can be reached at 707-963-7988.
Are there any exemptions to mandatory service?
There are limited circumstances by which other operators are allowed to provide service in the Town of Yountville. If a construction company is working at your residence or business, they may self-haul away debris from the construction site. However, the construction company is not allowed to retain a separate waste transport subcontractor to haul way the materials.
Requests for an exemption from mandatory waste and recycling service due to occasional use or generation of limited or low volume of waste and recyclables does not meet requirement for a waiver from service unless the following conditions are met:
- Unit is a granny or second unit on the same/adjacent parcel. One unit provides solid waste service for both.
- Unit or home on the same parcel(s) are owned by the same individual or entity.
- Two or more units with a shared driveway share solid waste collection service.
- Landscaping/ Irrigation only- no residential water service on the parcel.
- Multi-family or HOA resident sharing solid waste collection service with neighbor (documented) or complex.
Residents who wish to apply for consideration for exemption from mandatory waste by self-hauling to a certified landfill and recycling facility may be made by filling out a request form or completing the request via our OpenGov portal, linked below. Those who self-haul will need to provide receipts from a local certified landfill and recycling facility on a quarterly basis to maintain this exemption.
Residents are encouraged to read the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about who is required to have solid waste collection service and about the limited exemptions.
Exemption requests can be made using the Solid Waste Exemption Request Form or completing the online application via OpenGov.
Please note that with the implementation of SB 1383 effective 1/1/2022, recycling and composting are required by all residents, commercial businesses and multi-family properties. Please note: this law also states that recyclables and compostable materials are not permitted in the landfill and, if found, can and will be a fineable offence.
Commercial businesses should call UVDS to further discuss their service needs and options including, additional recycling and food composting if applicable. For a better assessment, please call 707-963-7988.
Upper Valley Waste Management Agency (UVA):
The Upper Valley Waste Management Agency (UVA) was formed for the purpose of providing coordination of economical, regional waste management services, and meeting the requirements of the California Integrated Waste Management Act - namely to reduce the amount of "waste" currently being landfilled and instead keep valuable materials and resources within the economic cycle. The County of Napa Public Works Department provides staff support to UVA.
Council member Margie Mohler represents the Town of Yountville as a member of the Board and Council member Kerri Dorman serves as the alternate. UVA is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) and establishes the rates for the contracted service. If you have a question about rates or want to learn more about the relationship between Upper Valley Disposal and UVA, please contact Steven E. Lederer, Director of Public Works at the County of Napa/UVA Agency Manager or Council member Margie Mohler or Council member Hillery Trippe.
View the current rates for the Town of Yountville and for Napa County.
Upper Valley Waste Management Agency meets the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Yountville Town Council Chambers, 6550 Yount Street in Yountville. View the 2023 meeting dates. For agenda information, please contact Steven Lederer or view the UVA website.
- Why am I required to have garbage/solid waste service?
Yountville Municipal Code Title 13 requires that a property which has an active water account must have solid waste collection service for all properties located within the town. It is generally understood that properties/households with an active water account generate household trash, recyclables, and compost that need to be disposed of in a safe, healthy, and environmentally sound manner.
- My Yountville residence is not my primary home. May I obtain an exemption to self-haul my waste to my primary residence where I have garbage service?
The Municipal Code specifically requires “Documentation demonstrating the application of this exception shall include receipts from a landfill no less than weekly during the preceding quarter, or a certification that the owner or occupant intends to self-haul weekly and will provide receipts to the Town Manager proving weekly self-hauling within two weeks of issuance of the exemption.” Specifically, submission of solid waste services at your primary residence does not meet the “self-haul” requirement.
- I am a resident who produces very little trash. What services am I required to have?
We realize some households may not need all three (3) carts (landfill/garbage, recycling and compost). However, due to the new law, SB 1383, participation in the recycling and composting programs is required. You may request an exemption from having the blue recycling cart and/or green organics cart by documenting shared service with a neighbor or living in an HOA /Multi-Family (apartment) complex that have centralized containers. Exemption requests can be made using the Solid Waste Exemption Request Form or completing the online application via OpenGov.