Recycle Butte
Recycling is more than extending the life of our landfill.  It is about making the best use of the resources we have available and preserving those resources for future generations.  It is about conserving water, energy, land and materials.  It is about creating a sustainable community that values what we have and what future generations deserve to have.  When you bury something in the landfill, it's like burying the energy and water it took to create that product.

Notice about Camp Fire Debris Disposal

As of January 7, 2018, a certificate from Butte County Environmental Health is required to dispose of fire debris from burned structures at the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility

Property owners with burned structures larger than 120 square feet cannot remove any fire debris at this time. Fire debris can only be removed by the Government Program or by a qualified contractor in accordance with the Alternative Program. Disturbing any portion of the ash footprint from burned structures may disqualify you from the Government Program. Learn more about both programs online, www.buttecountyrecovers.org/debrisremoval.

Visit ButteCountyRecovers.org/debrisremoval for more information about cleaning up fire debris from the Camp Fire. Follow Butte County on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Greenwaste locations in Butte County

  •   Recology Butte Colusa Counties
    • 2720 S. 5th Ave, Oroville
    • 533.5868  Mon-Fri, 8:00-4:00, Sat, 8:30-4:00  
    • Woodwaste, green waste  
  •   Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility
    • 1023 Neal Road, Paradise
    • 879-2397  7:30 to 4:00, 7 days a week
    • Woodwaste, green waste
    • Minimum charge - $10.00 (up to 540 lbs.) $42.11/ton

  • Northern Recycling & Waste Services (Temporarily Closed)
    • 920 American Way, Paradise
    • 876-3340
    • Tues-Sat, 9:00-4:00
    • Minimum charge: $5.00
  • Ord Ranch Transfer Station
    • 1/3 mile east of Hwy 99, Gridley
    • Sat.-Sun. 9:00-4:00

Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility

The Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility is a community facility in Butte County serving residents and keeping our community clean. 

The Neal Road Facility allows the community to meet mandatory diversion goals set by the State of California while also generating waste to power approximately 2,200 homes each year.

News you can Reuse

 

8/2/19 - Northern Recycling & Waste Services reopens Recycling Center and Household Hazardous Waste Facility       

The Paradise Ridge now has a Certified Recycling Center back open.  Northern Recycling & Waste Services will accept all recyclable materials on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 till 2:00.  CRV Buy-back, cardboard, Styrofoam, appliances, used oil, electronic waste and all the usual materials will now be taken.             

The HHW Facility will be open the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 to 2:00. 

The Recycling/HHW Facility is located at 920 American Way  (off lower Clark Rd) in Paradise.  Call 876-3340 for more information.


7/19/19 - The Summer Tire Amnesty is Scheduled for August 9th & 10th.     

Passenger and light truck tires will be taken at no charge, on or off the rim, when an appointment is made in advance. Call 879-2352 starting July 30th to schedule an appointment. Individuals can bring in up to 9 tires per trip. This event is not open to businesses.   

Tire Amnesty Flyer

           

6/11/19 -  Agricultural Oil Recycling Facilities now back open   

Butte County has reopened both it's Agricultural Oil Recycling facilities.  Farmers can now take their clean waste oil to either the City of Biggs Public Works Yard or to the Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility. For details of the program, see our Ag Oil page.


4/19/19 -  Recycling Drop-Off Center now at the Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility         

Do you have a lot of the basic recyclable items with place to take them?  The Neal Road Facility now has basic recycling drop-off for the basic items that households generate.  Plastics #1, #2, and #5.  Newspaper, Magazines, Junk Mail, Bottles, Cans, Glass now all can all be brought the Neal Road Facility for recycling.  Please, no polystyrene or film plastic.

This service offered with the cooperation of Waste Management of Chico.


4/18/19 -  Get a Free Reusable Propane Cylinder on April 27th from 10am to 2pm       

Californians regularly use 1 lb. propane gas cylinders for outdoor grills, heaters, and lighting, and can now save money by buying and refilling reusable 1 lb. propane cylinders at U-Haul in Chico, 600 Country Drive, On April 27, 2019 from 10 am – 2 pm, Butte county residents can receive a FREE reusable 1 lb. cylinder when they bring an empty disposable to the event. Limit one per household, while supplies last. For event information, go to refuelyourfun.org

4/9/19 - The Spring Tire Amnesty is Scheduled for May 3rd & 4th.

Passenger and light truck tires will be taken at no charge, on or off the rim, when an appointment is made in advance. Call 879-2352 starting April 23rd to schedule an appointment. Individuals can bring in up to 9 tires per trip. This event is not open to businesses.   

Tire Amnesty Flyer

1/8/19 - Tire Amnesty by Appointment Scheduled for January 25th and 26th

   Passenger and light truck tires will be taken at no charge, on or off the rim, when an appointment is made in advance. Call 879-2352 starting January 8th to schedule an appointment. Individuals can bring in up to 9 tires per trip. This event is not open to businesses.

This event is made possible by a grant from CalRecycle and support from the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps.   

                                       Tire Amnesty Flyer


10/16/18 - Finally, CRV Redemption available in north Chico 

After a long absence, a CRV redemption center is now operating on the north side of Chico.  Big Foot Recycling is located at 146 W. East Avenue (Behind Harbor Freight).  They accept all CRV for standard payment. They also accept wine bottles and milk jugs for recycling (No payment)

 

 

8/28/18 - Tire Amnesty by Appointment Scheduled for September 7th & 8th.

Passenger and light truck tires will be taken at no charge, on or off the rim, when an appointment is made in advance. Call 879-2352 starting August 28th to schedule an appointment. Individuals can bring in up to 9 tires per trip. This event is not open to businesses.

This event is made possible by a grant from CalRecycle and support from the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps.
           

Tire Amnesty Flyer

8/1/18 - Recycle your Mercury Thermostat the right way.  You Could get a Rebate
           

Did you know that you can receive a $70,000 fine for throwing out an old mercury thermostat? Avoid this penalty by bringing in your mercury thermostat to your the Butte Regional HHW facility where we will properly recycle them. If eligible, you can even get a $5 rebate from the Thermostat Recycling Corporation when you turn in your thermostat. You’ll get rewarded for doing the right thing, avoid the $70,000 penalty, and protect the environment by recycling mercury. Click here to find out more and see if you qualify for a $5 rebate.            

7/2/18 - Ag Plastic Recycling Day coming July 16th            

Bring your triple-rinsed pesticide and fertilizer containers to the end of Walnut Avenue (off Larkin Rd.) on July 16th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Large drums (30 gallon+) need to be quartered. 

For more information call Bill at (530) 228-3337

Ag Plastic Flyer

 

6/19/18 - Recycle it Right.  A special Recycling insert published for Butte County in cooperation with CalRecycle.                   

 

                                         Butte County Recycling Publication

6/19/18 - Tire Amnesty by Appointment Scheduled for September 7th & 8th. 

Passenger and light truck tires will be taken at no charge, on or off the rim, when an appointment is made in advance.  Call 879-2352 starting August 28th to schedule an appointment.  Individuals can bring in up to 9 tires per trip.  This event is not open to businesses.

This event is made possible by a grant from CalRecycle and support from the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps.

Tire Amnesty Flyer

12/19/17 - Recycle your Christmas Tree.  Recycling Christmas Trees can benefit fish habitat and save landfill space.  Click on the flyer below to find out when and where.

2017 Christmas Tree Recycling


12/14/17 - Happy Holidays Butte County residents. Note the following holiday hours for the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility. On Sunday, Christmas Eve Day we’ll be open for business at 7 AM but will close the gates promptly at noon. NRRWF will be closed all day Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

11/2/17 - Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility to hold a free Tire Amnesty Day (By Appointment) on Friday 11/17 and Saturday 11/18

Passenger and light truck tires will be taken for no charge , on or off the rim, when an appointment is made in advance.  Call 879-2352 after November 7th to make an appointment.  Individuals can bring up to 9 tires per trip.  This event is not open to businesses.

This event is made possible by a grant from CalRecycle and support from the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps.

Tire Amnesty Flyer

 

     

4/1/17 - Landfill Gas Extraction Projected constructed by using over 56,000 California waste tires.     Funded by a grant from CalRecycle.

With a grant funded by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), the Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility was able to purchase over 540 tons of waste tire aggregate to aid in the collection of methane gas at the landfill.  This tire aggregate takes the place of rock cobble which would have been costly to purchase and transport.  The collected methane gas is used generate over two megawatts of electricity at the landfill.

3/23/17 - Residents in unincorporated Butte County can now use any of the three Household Hazardous Waste Facilities located in the County

Northern Recycling in Paradise and Recology in Oroville will now accept household hazardous waste from any County customer.  You no longer have to reside in Paradise or Oroville.  You still should bring a recent utility bill to determine origin for tracking purposes.  The Butte Regional HHW Facility will accept any county resident as always.         
       

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. 

                                                     

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

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

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