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.
Recycling in Chico

A & C Postal Center
975 East Ave.
M-F 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sa 10:00am to 5:30pm
Drop off clean styrofoam peanuts & bubble wrap.

Save Mart Foods
146 W. East Ave.
Daily 6:00am to midnight
Drop off plastic bags inside store (near floral dept.)

American Battery Supply
2303 Park Ave.
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm, Sa 9:00am to 1:00pm
Drop off auto, truck & tractor batteries.
No household batteries.

Appliance Resale House
810 W. 8th Ave.
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm
Call ahead.
Drop off washers, dryers, free-standing dishwashers & stoves.
Fee for refrigerators & freezers if they're not usable.
No air conditioners.

ARC of Butte County
2020 Park Ave.
Donate greeting cards

The ARC Store
2030 Park Ave.
M-Sa 10:00am to 6:00pm, Su 11:00am to 5:00pm
Donate working computers, furniture, books, small appliances, household items.
No mattresses, large appliance, clothing.
Pick up of donations every day in Chico.
Also has a vehicle donation program--running vehicles only.

AS Chico Recycling Donation Center
Corner of W. 4th St. & Cherry St.
 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:00am to 2:30pm, 
Donate aluminum cans, glass, plastic bottles (#1-7), bi-metal, household paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, phone books, plastic 6-pack rings, reusable office supplies (manila envelopes, etc.), aluminum foil, video and audio cassettes and pie tins.
Also, cell phones, books, laser & ink jet cartridges.

1843 Park Ave.
M-Sa 8:00am to 7:00pm, Su 10:00am to 6:00pm
Accepts used motor oil, used oil filters and auto batteries.

136 W. East Ave.
M-Sa 9:00am to 8:00pm, Su 9:00am to 6:00pm
Accepts used motor oil, used oil filters and auto batteries.

Knife River Contracting Co., Inc.
1764 Skyway
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm
Call to make arrangements.
Fee charged for asphalt, concrete and porcelain fixtures.

Batteries Plus
2500 Zanella Way
M-Sat 8:00am to 6:00pm, Sun 11:00am to 3:00pm
Alkaline, Ni-Cad, Automotive Batteries.
No charge.

Best Buy
2005 Forest Ave.
M-Sat, 10:00am to 9:00pm, Sun 10:00am to 7:00pm
Ni-Cad Batteries, Toner Cartridges

Book Corner (in Antique Center)
745 Main St.
M-Sa 10:00am to 5:00pm, Su 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Buys rare, unusual books.
No textbooks.

Butte County Gleaners
1436 Nord Ave.
M-F 8:00am to 3:00pm
Donate any kind of food, large or small quantities.
Will pick up from fields & grocery stores.

Butte Humane Society
2579 Fair St.
M-Tu 11:00am to 5:00pm, W 12:00pm to 7:00pm, Th-Sa 11:00am to 5:00pm, Su 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Donate computers, pet food, blankets & towels, cleaning supplies.

Cartridge World
760 Mangrove
M-F 9:00am to 7:00pm, Sa 10:00am to 5:00pm
Drop-ff laser, ink-jet & fax cartridges.

Catholic Ladies Relief Society
1386 Longfellow Ave. #B
M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm
Donate nonperishable food, baby food & produce, cleaning supplies, diapers, can openers, utensils, paper bags, toiletries, paper towels, and toilet paper.

Chico Avenue Nursery
3015 Chico Ave.
Daily 9:00am to 4:00pm
Drop off nursery pots (in good condition only)--flats, 4 inch, 1-15 gal sizes.
Leave by office.

Chico Bike & Board
845 Main St.
M-Sa 9:00am to 9:00pm, Su 10:00am to 6:00pm
Drop off bicycles.
No bicycle parts.
Occasionally buys bicycles with sufficient ID.

Chico Box & Postal Center
230 Walnut #C
M-F 8:30am to 6:00pm, Sa 10:00am to 2:00pm
Drop off clean styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap, & a limited number of cardboard mailing boxes.

Chico Christian Center
973 H East Ave.
M-F 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sa 10:00am to 5:30pm
Fairview Shopping Center
Donate greeting cards & calendars.

Chico Community Shelter Partnership
530 Broadway
M-F 11:00am to 5:00pm
Donate clothing (esp socks, shoes, gloves, jeans, jackets, sweaters), blankets, non-perishable snack food, toiletries (esp. razors & toothpaste).

Chico Computers for Classrooms
411 Otterson Dr. Suite 100 (Off Hegan Ln.)
Cell # 530.521.9782
M-F 1:00am to 5:00pm
Donate PCs, Laptops, peripherals, monitors (prefer color only, not monochrome).

Chico Drain Oil Service (Asbury Environmental Services/World Oil)
1618 W. 5th St.
M-F 7:30am to 4:30pm
Drop off motor oil & transmission fluid--no charge up to 5 gal.
Fee for oil filters & antifreeze.

Chico Laser Savers
177 East Ave.
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm Or call for appt.
Drop off ink jet, laser jet and fax toner cartridges.
Will pay for some cartridges.
Remanufactures toner cartridges.

Chico Pallet Recycling
2385 Fair St.
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm
Drop off pallets.
For fee, will also pick up pallets.

Chico Propagators
406 Entler Ave.
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm
Drop off nursery pots including liners, square plastic flats, 4 inch, 6-packs, 1 gal.
Gives items they can't use to schools.

Chico Scrap Metal
878 E. 20th St.
M-F 8:00am to 4:00pm, Sa 8:00am to 12:00pm, Closed daily 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Buyback CRV
Pays for metals including copper, brass, stainless, scrap aluminum.
Pays for bottle glass (must be sorted by color).
Drop off newspaper, cardboard, auto batteries, tin cans, non-freon appliances.
Refrigerators, freezers & air conditioners need certificate or receipt indicating that freon was removed.
Auto bodies, call first.
Accepts larger propane cylinders if valve is removed.

Access Information Management
611 Country Dr.
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm
By appointment only
Fee for document destruction (shred) of confidential or obsolete files--includes free pickup.
No fee recycling of x-rays, magazines, slick paper and books.
NO newspaper.

Chico Transfer and Recycling-Waste Management
2569 Scott Ave.
M-F 8:00am to 4:00pm
Accepts electronic waste for recycling, Cardboard.

Derr's Appliance Supply
252 East Ave. #H
M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm, Sa 10:00am to 2:00pm
For fee, removes freon from refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners.
Can pick up these appliances for an extra fee.
Does not buy used appliances.

Discovery Shoppe
315 Flume St.
M-F 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sa 10:00am to 1:00pm
Donate clothing, small appliances, household & decorative items.
No furniture.

Energy Masters
1933 Esplanade
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm, Sa 9:00am to 2:00pm
Call for more information
Drop off auto, alkaline & rechargable batteries.
Sometimes pays for auto batteries.

Esplanade House - please call ahead of time
2505 Esplanade
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm
Donate food, small household goods (dishes, pots, brooms etc.)
Occasionally need furniture and other items to set up households for clients.

Esplanade Office  
1802 Esplanade
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm
Block Styrofoam  (Please call first)

Executive Suite
By appointment only
Donate mainframe computers, PCs, peripherals.

Fair Street Recycling/Work Training Center
2300 Fair St.
M-Sat 8:00am to 3:45pm
Buyback CRV
Computers, televisions & electronic waste.

First Gear
247 Meyers St.
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm, Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm daily
Pays for motor oil, 5 gal max, customer must take back container.

Fostines Nursery
2023 N. Lindo Ave.
Daily 9:00am to 6:00pm, Su 10:00am to 6:00pm (winter)
Corner Hwy 32 & East Ave.
Drop off nursery containers, all sizes.

Franklin Construction Inc.

999 Neal Road
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm
Call ahead
Fee charged for asphalt and concrete.

2505 Zanella Way
M-F 8:00am to 5:30pm, Sa 9:00am to 4:00pm
For fee, will remove freon from refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.
Customer can deliver or, for extra fee, store will pick up.

Growing Grounds Nursery
2720 Hwy 32
Winter: M-Sa 8:00am to 5:00pm Summer: M-Sa 8:00am to 5:30pm Su 10:00am to 4:00pm
Drop off flats & pots 1 gal & up.

Habitat for Humanity of Chico (Re-Store)
220 Meyers St.
530.895.1271 Call for Information
Monday - Friday
Donate new and gently used building materials, construction tools, paint, landscape decorative materials.
Purchase of recovered materials that will support the program.

Halldorson Appliance
530.891.1814 Call First
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm, Sa 9:00am to 1:00pm
For fee, will remove freon from refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners & dispose of appliance.

Home Depot
2580 Notre Dame Blvd.
Accepts Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) for recycling.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility
1101 Marauder St.
Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze, auto fluids, cleaning products, pesticides, household chemicals, solvents, fluorescent light tubes, 1lb or smaller propane cylinders, sharps. 

Jesus Center
1297 Park Ave.
M-F 7:30am to 11:30pm, M-F 1:30am to 5:30pm
Call for food donations.
Donate larger containers of food.
In winter, donate rain jackets, ponchos, gloves, socks & umbrellas.

Jiffy Lube
1218 Mangrove Ave. & 2452 Notre Dame Blvd.
M-F 8:00am to 6:00pm, Sa 8:00am to 5:00pm, Su 10:00am to 4:00pm
Pays for motor oil.
Will take oil filters for recycling.

O'Reilly Auto Parts
2485 Notre Dame Blvd.
M-Sa 8:00pm to 8:00pm, Su 8:00am to 6:00pm
Pays for motor oil & auto batteries.

O'Reilly Auto Parts
1618 Mangrove Ave.
M-F 8:00am to 9:00pm, Sa 8:00am to 8:00pm, Su 8:00am to 6:00pm
Pays for motor oil & auto batteries.

Laser "Renew" Zit
113 W. 8th Ave. Suite C
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm, Closed 12:00 to 1:00 daily
Drop off laser & ink jet toner cartridges.
Remanufactures toner cartridges.

Les Schwab Tire Center
2420 Notre Dame Blvd.
M-F 8:00am to 6:00pm, Sa 8:00am to 5:00pm
Drop off auto batteries.
Fee for tires (call ahead for sizes accepted).

Les Schwab Tire Center
201 W. East Ave.
M-F 8:00am to 6:00pm, Sa 8:00am to 5:00pm
Drop off auto batteries.
Fee for tires (car, pickup, truck, tractor).

Lovene's Clothing & Collectables
252 E. 9th Ave. at Oleander
M-Sa 11:00am to 4:30pm, or by appt.
Buys, sells, trades vintage & ethnic clothing, hats, Hawaiian shirts.

Lube Express
2354 Esplanade
M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm Sa 8:30am to 4:30pm
Rebate for motor oil

Mail Boxes Etc.
702 Mangrove Ave.
M-F 8:30am to 6:00pm, Sa 9:00am to 5:00pm
Drop off clean styrofoam peanuts & bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard boxes, plastic garbage bags.

Maple Leaf Gardens
3634 Bell Rd.
530.891.0379 Tu-Sa 9:00am to 4:00pm
Contact Ed at 530.540.8508
Drop off nursery containers, 1-15 gal sizes.
May pay depending on size & condition.

Melody Records
341 Main St.
M-W 10:00am to 6:00pm, Th-F 10:00am to 8:00pm, Sa 10:00am to 6:00pm, Su 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Cash or trade for used CDs, records, tapes.

Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility
Neal Rd. off Hwy 99
Daily 7:00am to 4:00pm
Closed on major holidays
Fee for yard & wood wastes, pallets, tires (with & without rims), non-freon appliances, Freon units $15.00 fee, Wahser/Dryers/Water heaters $6.00 fee 
Drop off auto batteries, cardboard, co-mingled recycling, electronic waste and mattresses for no charge.
Will accept clean concrete at no charge if separated.  
Accepts household batteries and fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs.
Accepts bicycles in good working order for refurbishment.

North State Audiological Services
572 Rio Lindo Ave.
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm
Drop off hearing aids to be refurbished for low-income patients.

North Valley  Organic Recycling
Cohasset Rd.
Tu-Sa 8:00am to 4:00pm
One mile N. of Eaton Rd.
Fee for yard wastes, pallets, brush, construction lumber.
No plywood, particle board, palm fronds, palm trees, bamboo, pampas grass, treated wood, sod, dirt, rock, concrete or trash.

Office Depot
2071 Martin Luther King Dr.
Daily 9:00am to 9:00pm
Drop off laser & ink jet toner cartridges.

Pep Boys Automotive Supercenters
1555 Mangrove Ave.
M-Sa 8:00am to 7:00pm, Su 10:00am to 5:00pm
Pays for motor oil.

Play It Again Sports
1937 E. 20th Street
M-F 10:00am to 7:00pm, Sa 10:00am to 6:00pm, Su 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cash, consignment or trade for sporting items for major sports (golf, baseball, ski, exercise).
No camping or bowling equipment.
Buys seasonally.

Postal Plus
236 W. East Ave. #A
M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm, Sa 10:00am to 2:00pm
Drop off clean styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap & cardboard mailing boxes.

Quality Resale
1367 E. 9th St.
Tu-Su 10:00am to 5:00pm
Donate, buy, trade, consign almost everything except clothing.
Items considered on case by case basis.

Raley's Supermarket
2485 Notre Dame Blvd.
Daily 7:00am to 11:00pm
Drop off plastic bags inside store.

Raley's Supermarket
211 W. East Ave.
Daily 7:00am to 11:00pm
Drop off plastic bags inside store.

Ray Morgan Company
3131 Esplanade
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm
Drop off ink jet, fax, & laser toner cartridges.
Remanufactures toner cartridges.

Riebes Auto Parts

2432 Cohasset
M-F 8:00am to 7:00pm, Sa 8:00am to 6:00pm, Su 9:00am to 5:00pm
Call first.
Drop off car batteries.

1016 W. Sacramento Ave.
Daily 6:00am to 2:00am
Drop off plastic bags inside store.

720 Mangrove Ave.
Daily 6:00am to 2:00am
Drop off plastic bags inside store.

1366 East Ave. Chico
Open 24 hours
Drop off plastic bags outside store.

Salvation Army Thrift Stores
700 Broadway
M-Sa 7:45am to 4:45pm, Su 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Drop off only during business hours.
This location is the drop off site for all 4 Butte County stores.
Donate clothing, household items, furniture, tools, working appliances.
All items must be in good condition and resalable.
No waterbeds.
Also accepts donations of cars and boats in running condition 530.342.2199.

Seventh Day Adventist Community Services (Dorcas)
1877 Hooker Oak Ave.
Tu 9:00am to12:00pm
Call 530.345.7777 for more information
Drop off non-perishable food.

Silverdollar Swapmeet
Educational Building at Fairgrounds on Fair St.
F-Su 9:00am to 4:00pm
Drive in by Tower Mart
Free admission for buyers.
Sellers pay for space & get 2 tables and a chair.
Swapmeet closed in May and part of Dec.
Can sell animals, but not firearms, alcohol, or tobacco.

Simplex Grinnell
13504 Skypark Industrial Ave.
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm
For fee, recharges & refills fire extinguishers.
No donations (take to hazardous waste disposal)

Springboard Biodiesel
2323 Park Ave
Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm
Drop off used cooking oil that will be turned into biodiesel.

2019 Forest Ave.
M-F 9:00am to 8:00pm, Sat 10:00am to 7:00pm, Sun 10:00am to 6:00pm
Computers, moniters, periferals, ink jet cartridges, printers, desktop copiers.

STARS-Butte County Sheriff's Office
479 East Park Ave.
M-F 8:00am to 4:00pm
Will also pick up bikes by appointment
Donate bicycles & usable bike parts for Christmas bicycle giveaway program.

The Shop of the American Cancer Society
734 Mangrove Ave.
M-Sa 10:00am to 5:00pm
Donate books, furniture, clothing in good condition, housewares, small appliances, jewelry & antiques.
No exercise equipment or large appliances.

The Thrift Queen
641 Nord Ave. #B
Tu-Sa 11:00am to 6:00pm, Su 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Cash or trade for quality & retro clothing, knickknacks, CDs, movies, video games, & small furniture.

Thrifty Bargain
2432 Esplanade
M-Sa 9:00am to 8:00pm, Su 10:00am to 6:00pm
Donate clothing, furniture, household items, small appliances, electronics, exercise equipment.
No mattresses.

Trinity United Methodist Church
6th St. & Flume
Drop off newspapers in parking lot.

UPS Store
1354 East Ave. # R
M-F 8:00am to 7:00pm, Sa 9:00am to 5:00pm
Drop off clean styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap.

UPS Store
2485 Notre Dame Blvd. #370
M-F 8:00am to 6:00pm, Sa 10:00am to 4:00pm
Drop off clean styrofoam peanuts & bubble wrap.

U.S. Postal Service
550 Vallombrosa Ave.
Mail recycling bins (SOAR) available in all postal locations.

Valley Oak Childrens' Services
287 Rio Lindo Ave.
M-Th 10:00am to 1:00pm
Donate children's books & toys.

Warrens Drive Thru Lube
557 Nord Ave.
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm, Sa 8:00am to 4:40pm
Pays for motor oil.

Zamora Nurseries
1367 East Ave.
M-Sa 8:00am to 5:00pm, Su 9:00am to 4:00pm
Drop off clean nursery containers 1 gal and larger.


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Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility
Phone: 1.530.345.4917

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

 Monday - Sunday
Open 7:00am to 4:00pm

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

Christmas Eve: Open 7:00am to 12:00pm