Your Carts

Whether you’re a business owner, property manager, or resident of the Butte County, we work with you to tailor recycling, composting, and landfill programs based on your needs. While you’re helping to sort your materials, we’re finding new ways to reuse them.

View the 2017 Collection Calendar.

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YARD TRIMMINGS
Leaves, branches, weeds, and plants go in the yard trimmings cart.

Green waste collection is available to most Butte County residents and is collected every other week on the same day as your normal refuse collection (with the exception of RZ4 and RZ6 those will be collected weekly).

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FOOD WASTE
Compost services (food scraps) are available to Chico and Oroville commercial customers.
Diverting food from the waste stream significantly reduces the global warming impact from landfills, as decomposing food waste is a major source of the greenhouse gas methane. Learn more.

 

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RECYCLING
Materials like paper, bottles, cans, aluminum and most plastics (no plastic bags!).

Where available, recycling is collected every other week on the same day as your normal refuse collection (with the exception of RZ4 and RZ6 those will be collected weekly).

Butte County residents in areas without curbside collection may still bring their recycling and green waste to the Recology Butte Colusa Counties Transfer Station.

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GARBAGE
What is trash? Not much! Thin plastics (bags and saran wrap), cat litter, ceramics, and broken glass to name a few. Anything that does not go into the recycling or green waste container can be put into the garbage container (except for hazardous waste).

Garbage material is collected weekly.

 


CONTAINER PLACEMENT & STORAGE

        • Recycling, green waste and refuse containers are collected by a semi-automated sanitation truck. The automated truck requires ample room to collect containers safely and effectively.
          • Container Placement in Alley: At least 6 inches clearance behind all containers and at least 12 inches between all containers. Have out for collection the night before or by 6 am on collection day.
          • Container Placement in street: At least 12 inches between all containers. Containers must be placed curbside, not in driveways.
          • No vehicles in alleys on pick up day. Please keep it clear for the trucks.

        Contact us for more information.


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        RATES & SERVICE AREAS

        Butte County is sectioned into four rate quadrants and six recycling zones. Recycling zones include three-cart service (refuse, recycling, and green waste).

        To find your rate quadrant or recycling zone, please visit www.recyclebutte.net.

        Rate Quadrants (Residential, outside Recycling Zones):
        Though Rate Quadrants fall outside of Recycling Zones, we will continue to offer recycling and green waste services to customers currently subscribed to them and to new customers in these select areas for a small fee (please see pricing below). Our goal is to provide our customers the ability to diversify their waste stream through sustainable methods.

        We look forward to expanding our services and thank you for your patience during this transition. We will notify the appropriate customers as we expand these programs.

        Container Size/Monthly Rates

        32 Gallon 64 Gallon 96 Gallon
        Refuse Only Refuse & Recycling Refuse Only Refuse & Recycling Refuse Only Refuse & Recycling
        Quadrant 1
        $21.29 $22.15 $25.16 $25.91 $29.26 $31.60
        Quadrant 2 $20.67 $21.49 $24.41 $25.15 $28.41 $30.68
        Quadrant 3 $22.52 $23.43 $26.61 $27.41 $30.96 $33.44
        Quadrant 4 $23.46 $24.39 $27.71 $28.54 $32.23 $34.81
Recycling Zones (Residential):
Recycling Zones were created based on the density of residential dwellings (homes per mile) similar to incorporated cities. Higher density equals greater collection efficiencies, allowing for additional collection programs to be provided at a low cost. Recycling Zones include the three cart service (refuse, recycling, and green waste). Recycling and green waste will be collected bi-weekly (with the exception of RZ4 and RZ6 those will be collected weekly) on the same day as your regular weekly refuse pick up. Please see rates and container size options below.

Container Size
(includes 64 gallon recycling & 96 gallon green waste container)

 
Recycle Zone 32 Gallon 64 Gallon 96 Gallon
RZ2 (S. Oroville) $21.82 $25.09 $31.37
RZ3 (Thermalito) $21.40 $24.62 $30.77
RZ4 (Durham) $21.82 $25.09 $31.37
RZ5 (Kelly Ridge) $20.77 $23.89 $29.87
RZ6 (Chico) $18.51 $26.18 $31.37

Commercial Services
Commercial refuse is collected weekly. Accounts fall into one of four different Quadrants. If you are unsure of which Quadrant your address falls into, please visit www.recyclebutte.net. Click on a link below for weekly refuse collection pricing.