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.
Used Oil

Did you know that used motor oil never wears out? It just gets dirty and can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. Recycling used motor oil conserves a natural resource (oil) and is good for the environment too! Motor oil poured onto the ground or into storm drains, or tossed into trash cans (even in a sealed container) can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers (and it's illegal!). Recycling your used motor oil reduces this pollution threat. When you take your used oil to a certified center for recycling, you are protecting the environment, conserving a valuable resource, and getting paid for it. That's a winning combination!

The 3,000 mile myth

Are you changing you motor oil too often? With today’s new technologies, many car makers confirm automobiles can now maintain top performance with longer space between oil changes? What was the standard 3,000 miles between oil changes is now 5,000 miles or even 7,500 miles. So it makes economic and environmental sense to “check your number” and be sure you are not changing your oil too soon, creating unnecessary waste of money and resources.

Check your owners’ manual, or simply click on www.CheckYourNumber.org to easily find out for free the recommended time to change the oil on most vehicles made from 2000-2012.

Butte County Certified Oil Recycling Centers:

These locations will accept your used motor oil and pay you ten cents per quart.

  • AutoZone, 136 W. East Ave., Chico *
  • AutoZone, 7542 Skyway Rd., Paradise *
  • AutoZone, 1843 Park Ave., Chico
  • AutoZone, 1970 Oroville Dam Blvd., Oroville *
  • AutoZone, 1636 Hwy 99, Gridley *
  • Butte County Public Works, #9 County Center Dr. , Oroville *
  • Chico Transfer and Recycling-Waste Management, 2569 Scott Ave., Chico
  • Chuck Patterson Toyota-Scion-Dodge, 200 East Ave, Chico *
  • Gridley Household Hazardous Waste Recycling, Ord Ranch Rd, Gridley *
  • Jiffy Lube, 6081 Clark Rd, Paradise *
  • Jiffy Lube, 1450 Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville *
  • Jiffy Lube, 1218 Mangrove Ave., Chico
  • Jiffy Lube, 2452 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 1590 Hwy 99 Gridley *
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 1618 Mangrove Ave., Chico
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 2525 Oroville Dam Blvd East, Oroville *
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 6640 Clark Rd., Paradise *
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 2485 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico
  • Lyons Express Lube, 5605 Almond St., Paradise *
  • North State Rendering Co., 15 Shippee Rd., Oroville
  • Pep Boys Automotive Supercenters, 1555 Mangrove Ave, Chico
  • Pick-N-Pull/ Chico #82, 397 E Park Ave, Chico *
  • Pro Lube, 2485 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico
  • Northern Recycling & Waste Services - 920 American Way, Paradise

* These locations will also accept your used oil filters.

 

Ag Oil:

RECYCLE AGRICULTURAL OIL

Are you are a Butte County farmer who needs to get rid of used oil or used oil filters? Well, take it to one of our Ag Oil Recycle Centers near you. You can recycle up to 55 gallons of used oil per trip.

Here are the drop off locations near you:

Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility
1023 Neal Rd. Chico, CA 95927
530.879.2352
Hours: 7 days a week, 7:00am to 4:00pm


City of Biggs Public Works Yard
2865 West Biggs-Gridley Rd.
Biggs, CA 95917
530.879.2352
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm

This program is strictly designed for farmers to get rid of their agricultural oil. To participate in the program and protect yourself from fines, you the farmer MUST LEGALLY transport oil by the following requirements, otherwise up to a $250,000 fine may be assessed.

  • Oil and filters MUST be transported in a vehicle owned by you, and must be driven to the collection site by you or your employee.
  • Oil must be transported in a drum that is a non-leaking and has a sealable lid that is labeled "Waste Oil".
  • Oil filters must be transported in a container that can adequately contain the residual oil and has a sealable lid. Filters should be drained for 24 hrs. before disposal.
  • Please plan a route to the collection center that avoids heavily residential or environmentally sensitive areas like waterways.
  • It is recommended that you carry some kind of kitty litter or absorbent material and a small bucket and shovel to clean up any small spills that occur while transporting or transferring the oil.
  • If you get in an accident or otherwise spill large amounts of your oil, you must report the spill to Steve Rodowick, Butte County Recycling Coordinator at 530.879.2352 as well as any other appropriate agencies. (Butte County Fire, CHP, etc.)

More Information:
If you would like information about other locations outside of Butte County that accept used oil visit California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

 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

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