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5/5/16 - Walgreens offers free prescription drug take back service at there 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
4/23/15 - Countywide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - Saturday, May 16th
Do you have unwanted or expired medications in your home? Help protect your family, community and environment: Bring those medications to one of four locations throughout Butte County on Saturday, May 16 from 10 am to 2 pm.
- Oroville Hospital Comp Care Clinic, 900 Oro Dam Blvd.
- Enloe Medical Center, 560 Cohasset Road
- Orchard Hospital Annex, 284 Spruce Street, Gridley
- Paradise Immediate Care Medical Center, 5875 Clark Road.
Drop the Drugs Flyer
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
12/15/14 - Christmas Tree Recycling available throughout the County starting December 26th
After all the packages are opened, and the ornaments and lights get packed away, your tree still has a useful purpose. It can either be mulched and composted or used for fish habitat in a local lake. Click on the link below for recycling options for your tree.
Christmas Tree Recycling
11/21/14 - 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/
10/13/14 - Waxed milk and juice cartons are now recyclable.
For years waxed cartons for juice and milk have been relegated to the garbage. Now with expanded markets and better tecnologies, most waste/recycling companies accept these materials in your curbside recycling container. A quick rinse and they're ready to recycle.
For more information log on to: www.Recyclecartons.com
10/1/14 - COMMUNITY WELLNESS EXPO - Safe Medication Disposal.
Enloe Hospital will be hosting a Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 till 2:00. Among the many activities and services offered, they will be accepting over-the-counter and prescription drugs, as well as liquid medications, for safe disposal. No needles, ointments, intravenous solutions. Medications should be removed from original container an placed in plastic baggies for disposal. The event will take place on the corner of W. 5th Avenue and Magnolia in Chico.
8/4/14 - Tire Amnesty Day will be September 20th.
The 2014 Tire Amnesty Event will be held on Saturday, September 20th at the Highway 70 Industrial Park in Oroville. Event hours are from 8:00am to 2:00pm. See the Tire Amnesty Flyer for additional information and a waiver if hauling from 10 to 20 tires. All passenger and light truck tires (on or off the rim) under 36" in diameter will be taken for no charge. For more information call 879-2352.
7/15/14 - The Summer 2014 Recycling E-Newsletter is here.
Summer 2014 Recycling E-Newsletter
3/14/14 - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day coming April 26th.
Home-generated prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs can be brought to one of four locations throughout the County on Saturday, April 26th. Locations that will accept these drugs are:
- Oroville Comp Care Clinic, 900 Oro Dam Blvd.
- Chico Enloe Medical Center, 560 Cohasset Rd.
- Orchard Hospital, 284 Spruce St. (Gridley)
- Paradise Immediate Care, 5875 Clark Rd.
National Take Back Flyer