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,

Visit 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 
    • 7:30 to 4:00, 7 days a week
    • Woodwaste, green waste
    • $42.11/ton

  • Northern Recycling & Waste Services
    • 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

8/28/2019 -   Exchange Event for 1lb. Propane Cylinders for Butte County Residents

Did you  know that Propane Cylinders are considered household hazardous waste (HHW)? To learn more about HHW go to:

Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10am to 2pm, bring in empty 1lb. propane cylinders for exchange*  Limited to one free reusable cylinder per household while supplies last. 

Recology Oroville is located at 2720 S. 5th Street, Oroville, CA 95965  (530) 533-5868    


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.  


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)




You can bring your Mattress and box spring out to the landfill at no charge, they must be clean and uncontaminated. 


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.                 





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

The Butte Regional HHW Facility in Chico, 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.   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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Paradise, CA 95969

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