Recycle Butte
Used oil is one of the most easily recyclable materials in common use.  It is also one of the most important to recycle properly.  Improperly disposed oil can contaminate ground water as well as surface water.  Used oil is re-refined into new oil or reprocessed into other fuels.  By recycling used oil, we reduce our dependence on other sources of fossil fuels.
Household Hazardous Waste Facilities

What can I do with Household Hazardous Waste?

The answer to that question, for Butte County residents, is to use the Butte Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 1101 Marauder Chico, in the Airport Industrial Park.

Why use this facility?

Keep your home and environment safe by bringing old and unwanted household hazardous waste (HHW) in for proper disposal

Dispose of:

  • antifreeze
  • motor oil
  • oil filters
  • latex and oil based paint
  • pesticides
  • herbicides
  • poisons
  • aerosols
  • gasoline
  • paint related products like thinner, stain, varnish, and lacquers
  • bleaches
  • polishes
  • solvents
  • batteries
  • household cleaning supplies
  • pool chemicals
  • hobby supplies
  • fluorescent light tubes
  • mercury thermostats
  • "e-waste" (computer monitors, televisions and other items containing Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT's))
  • Medical Sharps
  • Medications

We can not accept:

  • explosives
  • ammunition
  • radioactive waste
  • smoke detectors
  • tires
  • garbage

Who do we serve?

We serve all the communities of Butte County, including Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville and Town of Paradise.

What does it cost?

Free to all households in Butte County. Must show proof of residency in Butte County; garbage bill, or utility bill (water, phone, cable, or electricity)

Household quantities only. Up to 5 gallons or 50 pounds of hazardous waste.


The toll free number for 24 hour information is: 1-866-HAZCATT or 1-866-429-2288


Hours of Operation

This facility is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday and Saturdays. No appointment is necessary.

Questions and Answers

Free to all households in Butte County. Must show proof of residency in Butte County; garbage bill, or utility bill (water, phone, cable, or electricity)

Q. Why do I need to bring HHW to the facility? Can't I just throw it in the garbage?
A. No! Don't dispose of HHW in the garbage, pour it down storm drains or dump in on the ground! HHW can injure sanitation workers, poison the environment and poses a threat to human health and wildlife when improperly disposed.

Q. How do I know if something is Household Hazardous Waste?
A. Look for the words "Caution," "Warning," "Danger," or "Poison" on the label. By law, hazardous products must have warning labels. If you're not sure, call us at 1-866-HAZCATT (1-866-429-2288)

Q. How should I transport HHW to the facility?
A. Keep HHW products in a pickup bed, trunk or a back seat - as far away from you as possible. Keep all products in the original container and NEVER mix the products. Try to load your vehicle right before you leave for the facility so that fumes don't have a chance to build up. It is recommended that you keep your vehicle well ventilated during your trip to the facility.

Q. How much can I bring to the facility?
A. The legal limit is 5 gallons or 50 lbs. at one time. If you have more, make more than one trip.

Q. How can I avoid Household Hazardous Waste products all together?
A. Use less-toxic products whenever possible. Look for safer alternatives, many of which can be found at your local grocery store, or use simple alternatives. A mixture of baking soda and castile soap makes a good multipurpose cleaning product. Lemon juice, vinegar, hot-water and "elbow grease" can be use for a variety of projects from window cleaning to unclogging drains. You can help reduce pollution by making wise choices about the chemicals products you choose!

 Contact Us

Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility
Phone: 530.345.4917
Fax: 530.645.1820

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 Location and Hours

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

Monday - Sunday
7:00am to 4:00pm
Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas