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3/23/17 - Smoke Detectors now accepted at the Butte Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Residents now have a safe disposal option for smoke detectors when they are ready for replacement. The Butte Regional HHW Facility will accept them during regular facility hours, Fridays form 9 to 1 and Saturdays form 9-4.
When replacing your smoke detector, it is now recommended that you install the 10-year battery model that does not require semi-annual replacement of batteries.
12/30/16 - Another Tire Amnesty "By Appointment" coming soon.
Free drop-off when you call for an appointment. See details below
January 20th & 21st dates have been set for Butte County residents to bring in waste tires to the Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility. Appointments will be taken starting Tuesday, January 10th by calling Steve Rodowick at 879-2352, from 8 am to 4 pm. Residents can bring in up to nine tires per trip for no charge during those two days. Tires must be under 36" in diameter but can be on or off the rims.
The Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility is located at 1023 Neal Road, one mile east of Hwy 99, six miles south of Chico.
This program is made possible by a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery (CalRecycle).
5/5/16 - Walgreens offers free prescription drug take back service at their Chico East Avenue location.
In the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens has installed safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drugstores in 39 states and Washington, D.C., including their East Avenue location in Chico . The program will make the disposal of medications, including opioids and other controlled substances, easier and more convenient while helping to reduce the misuse of medications and the rise in overdose deaths.
The medication disposal kiosks allow individuals to safely and conveniently dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances, and over-the-counter medications, at no cost. The kiosks at Walgreens pharmacies will be available during regular pharmacy hours (24 hours a day at most of these locations) and will offer one of the best ways to ensure medications are not accidentally used or intentionally misused by someone else.
3/15/16 - The Spring 2016 Recycling Newsletter is here.
Spring 2016 Recycling Newsletter
12/9/15 - Recycle your Christmas Tree and help the Boy Scouts. After the tinsel, lights and ornaments come off, that tree still has a useful purpose. Recycling that tree can create water saving mulch, fish habitat or energy. For a complete list of tree recycling options click on the link below.
2015 Christmas Tree Recycling
8/27/15 - The 2015 Tire Amnesty will take place Saturday September 26th at the Highway 70 Industrial Park in Oroville from 8am to 2pm. Residents can bring in up to 10 tires for free at that time. Waivers are available to haul up to 20 waste tires (See flyer). For more informational call 879-2352.
2015 Tire Amnesty Flyer
8/27/15 - Clean up your local river, creek or park. The Great Sierra River Cleanup takes place on Saturday, September 19th. The Feather River cleanup starts at 8am at various location along the river in Oroville. Contact the Feather River Recreation and Park District for more information.
The annual Bidwell Park and Chico Creek cleanup starts at 9am with locations at Hooker Oak Park and 10th & Salem Streets. Contact the Butte Environmental Council for more information.
8/12/15 - Recycle your good usable stuff by donating those items to the Butte Fire Safe Council Wildfire Clearance Sale This Labor Day weekend event will be held at the River Reflections RV Park. (One mile south of Oroville on Hwy 70)
Donate tools, furniture, appliances, clothing and other items to the Butte County Fire Safe Council. Funds raised will help provide safety in Butte County through wildfire hazard education and mitigation. Call Jackie at 877-0984 to arrange a pick-up of your donated items by August 28. For more information click on the link above.
7/14/15 - The Summer 2015 Recycling Newsletter is here.
Summer 2015 Recycling Newsletter
4/16/15 - Recology providing additional recycling locations for Bangor and Butte Valley
30 yard covered boxes for mixed recyclables will be provided in areas curb-side recycling is not currently available. Below is a current list of locations.
• Bangor Park – Oroville Bangor Highway, across from Bangor Elementary School
• Spring Valley Elementary School – 2771 Pentz Road, just off Hwy 70 in Butte Valley
1/21/15 - Mattress Recycling now available when getting a new one delivered.
The Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act was signed into law in 2013 and is now in effect. One of the main features of the law requires mattress retailers to offer free pickup and disposal of an old mattress when a new one is delivered. For more information, log on to: www.calrecycle.ca.gov/mattresses/