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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.
Keep your home and environment safe by bringing old and unwanted household hazardous waste (HHW) in for proper disposal. Dispose of:
We can not accept:
We serve all the communities of Butte County, including:
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.
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.
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 866-429-2288 (866-HAZCATT).
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.
The legal limit is 5 gallons or 50 pounds at one time. If you have more, make more than one trip.
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!