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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.
Household Hazardous Waste Facilities

Hours of Operation

This facility is open Fridays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm

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.

Phone

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

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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!

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Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility
Phone: 530.538.7681
Fax: 530.645.1820

Waste Collection Areas
Phone: 530.879.2352

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 Location and Hours

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

Regular Hours
Monday - Sunday
7:00am to 4:00pm

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

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