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.
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 to easily find out for free the recommended time to change the oil on most vehicles made from 2000-2012.

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).

Butte County Certified Oil Recycling Centers:

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

** ) These locations will also accept your used oil filters.

Where to go in Chico

  • AutoZone, 136 W. East Ave., **
  • AutoZone, 1843 Park Ave., 
  • Chuck Patterson Toyota-Scion-Dodge, 200 East Ave, **
  • Jiffy Lube, 1218 Mangrove Ave., **
  • Jiffy Lube, 2452 Notre Dame Blvd, **
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 1618 Mangrove Ave.,**
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 2485 Notre Dame Blvd., **
  • Pep Boys Automotive Supercenters, 1555 Mangrove Ave, 
  • Pick-N-Pull/ Chico #82, 397 E Park Ave, 
  • Pro Lube, 2485 Notre Dame Blvd, 
  • Butte Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 1101 Marauder St. Open Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm & Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Where to go in Gridley
  • AutoZone, 1636 Hwy 99,  **
  • Household Hazardous Waste Recycling, Ord Ranch Rd, **
  • Ord Ranch Transfer Station, Gridley (Weekends only)
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 1590 Hwy 99, **

Where to go in Oroville

  • AutoZone, 1970 Oroville Dam Blvd.,  **
  • Avery's Lube & Oil, 3034 Olive Hwy, **
  • Butte County Public Works, #9 County Center Dr. ,  **
  • Jiffy Lube, 1450 Oro Dam Blvd., **
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 2525 Oroville Dam Blvd East, **
  • Recology, 2720 S 5th Ave, Due to COVI-19 Please call to schedule an appointment. (530) 533-5868

Where to go in Paradise

  • AutoZone, 7542 Skyway Rd.,  **
  • Jiffy Lube, 6081 Clark Rd, **
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 7368 Skyway, **



Used 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.

To deposit oil, you must fill out the form at the link below along with a copy of your California Drivers License and bring it to the Neal Road Facility scale house.

Waste Oil Acceptance Documentation

Here are the drop off locations near you:

Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility 
1023 Neal Rd. Chico, CA 95927
Open 7 days a week, 7:00am to 3:00pm

Please contact Scale House Attendant prior to depositing oil.

City of Biggs Public Works Yard    Site now open  -  Does not accept oil filters.
2865 West Biggs-Gridley Rd.
Biggs, CA 95917
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. We request that the filters be either punctured or crushed before depositing.
  • 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 Valerie Meza, Butte County Recycling Coordinator at 530.879.2352 as well as any other appropriate agencies. (Butte County Fire, CHP, etc.)


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Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility
Phone: 1.530.345.4917

Waste Collection Areas
Phone: 1.530.552.5705

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 Location and Hours

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