Welcome to Butte County

Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. Many Butte County residents live in one of the five incorporated towns or cities: Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville or Paradise. Butte County government provides services to residents through 23 diverse departments. Services include elections, road maintenance, public safety, solid waste disposal, and health and human services to name a few.

News and Announcements

New Waste and Recycling Collection Areas in Butte County Started March 1, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
Contact: Bill Mannel, 530.879.2350
Visit: RecycleButte.net, Follow @CountyofButte and like Facebook.com/ButteCounty

Oroville, CA – On March 1, 2015, the unincorporated area transitioned from multiple waste and recycling haulers throughout the County to three distinct collection areas with one hauler per area. Collection in the cities and the town is unchanged. 

County staff have received many calls from residents in the last month inquiring about the new collection areas. The most common questions asked by residents are listed below. 

Who is my new hauler?
Residents who currently use a different hauling company than the one designated for their area will get a new hauler. Residents can find their hauler by searching the interactive map online at RecycleButte.net. Each hauling company mailed a notice to residents to inform them of the change. 

Will my collection day and time change?
Residents may experience a change in their collection day. Depending on the collection day and routes, residents may experience collection occurring at a different time of day. It is best to have all cans out by 5:30 a.m. Residents should contact their hauler with questions about their collection day.

Residents who have questions about their collection day, rate, or services should contact their hauling company directly.

  • Waste Management (WM) - 530.893.4777, www.wm.com. WM will serve the northwest area of the County.
  • Northern Recycling & Waste Services (NRWS) - 530.876.3340, paradiserecycles.com. NRWS will serve the Paradise Ridge area.
  • Recology - 530.533.5868, recologybuttecolusa.com. Recology will serve the southern portion of the County. 

Residents who have questions about the new collection areas can visit RecycleButte.net to find the information they need about waste haulers, services, and rates. Residents who want to speak with staff about the new collection areas may call Steve Rodowick, Recycling Coordinator directly at 530.879.2352.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 /Number of views (50) /Categories: News and Announcements

Code Enforcement Officers to go Door-to-Door in Thermalito Introducing Measure A Restrictions. Follow Live on Twitter, @CountyofButte.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2015, 4:45 p.m.
Contact: Casey Hatcher, 530.538.6182
Visit: ButteCounty.net/StayintheBox, Follow @CountyofButte #Stayinthebox 

Oroville, CA – Butte County Code Enforcement Officers and Butte County Sheriff Deputies will go door-to-door in the Thermalito area on Wednesday, February 25th to meet with residents and inform them about new restrictions on cultivation of medical marijuana. Code Enforcement Officers encourage residents to Learn the Facts about the new restrictions, and meeting with residents is one way to help inform the public. Anyone can follow the visits and ask questions live on Twitter by following account, @CountyofButte and hashtag #Stayinthebox. 

Measure A was passed by voters in November 2014 and significantly changed the restrictions on cultivation of medical marijuana in the unincorporated area of Butte County. Butte County launched the Stay in the Box campaign, which focuses on the change from plant count to growing area, in order to help educate residents about the new restrictions. Enforcement of the new restrictions began this January and will increase when six new Code Enforcement Officers complete training this month. Residents can Learn the Facts by visiting www.ButteCounty.net/StayintheBox to see the new restrictions on cultivation of medical marijuana in the unincorporated area of Butte County.

Monday, February 23, 2015 /Number of views (338) /Categories: News and Announcements

Reporting Well Problems Due to the Drought

News Release
Contact: Dr. Christina Buck 538-4343

Oroville, CA – July 16, 2014. Butte County is receiving a number of calls regarding household wells in Durham, outskirts of Chico, and in foothill areas that are no longer producing water, or ‘going dry’. This occurs when the groundwater level falls below the level of the pump or the bottom of the well. The Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation would like to hear from people who are experiencing problems with their private household or agricultural production wells due to the drought. Although the County cannot solve individual well problems, documenting the problems helps in our drought assessment efforts and understanding groundwater basin conditions. Well problems could include wells that have ‘gone dry’ (are no longer producing water), wells that are producing water sporadically, wells with increased sand or sediment, or reduced water pressure. A voluntary online form is available for reporting problems, http://goo.gl/fTTtHk.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 /Number of views (4652) /Categories: News and Announcements