Public Works
Welcome to the Butte County Department of Public Works, serving its residents since 1850. The Public Works Department maintains approximately 1,300 miles of roadways, including over 500 bridges and drainage structures and more than 18,000 road signs. Our goal is to provide you with the best customer service possible. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on our website, please call our office for more personal service.
Illegal Dumping

Report Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping has been a problem in Butte County for numerous years, and the Public Works Department has moved into a position of being proactive with the adoption of Chapter 49 of the Code of Butte County.

The Ordinance created a “Cradle to the Grave” determination for solid waste. “It’s your trash and you're responsible to see that it is disposed of legally." Illegal dumping became a Misdemeanor Offense, and the County established an Administrative Order/Hearing Process to minimize the impact on the courts. Fines of $100, $200, and $300 were implemented and a Hearing Officer/Appeal Process was put into place.

2006 saw a 78% reduction in the number of illegal dumping sites in the County. The program appears to be very successful.

By Phone

Call us to report Illegal Dumping at 866.369.3867.DUMP


Report Illegal Dumping online.

For more information, see the links below:



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 Locations and Hours

Butte County Public Works
7 County Center Dr.
Oroville, CA 95965

Regular hours 7:30am to 4:00pm.  Closed all holidays.

Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility
1023 Neal Road
Paradise, CA 95969

Regular hours 7:00am to 4:00pm

Monday thru Sunday

New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving day, Christmas day: Closed

 Contact Public Works

Butte County Public Works
Phone:    530.538.7681
Fax:        530.538.7171


Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility

Phone:    530.345.4917
Fax:        530.645.1820


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Public Works

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Joshua Pack, Director

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