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Butte County Residential Recycling, Green Waste and Refuse Services

Service Overview 

Residential Service

Service Information:

  • Three collection service areas with one hauler per area.
  • Four Rate Quadrants and six Recycling Zones. Recycling Zones include the three cart service (refuse, recycling, and green waste). To find out what Quadrant your address falls in, or if you're in a Recycling Zone, please visit www.recyclebutte.net.
  • Refuse serviced weekly.
  • Recycling and green waste are serviced every other week (with the exception of RZ6 that will be collected weekly) on the same day as your refuse collection. Refer to the collection calendar for which week to place out your materials. Or, go to our home page and type in your address. You can even sign up for reminders to be sent to you via phone call, text, or email!
  • Please place containers at the curb the night before, or by 6AM on your collection day. Place containers within 5 feet of the edge of the street (beyond this distance will be subject to a walk-in service fee).
  • At the beginning of each year Recology will provide single family residential customers subscribing to service with five coupons per year for bulky waste collection at no charge.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please click here for Billing and Payment Options.
  • Please click here for Residential Special Service Fees.
  • Please click here for our Customer Concerns and Complaint Procedure.

Holidays Observed:

Routes WILL NOT run on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Routes will run one day behind after the Holiday.

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. For information on mixed recycling drop off locations and green waste collection centers please call our office.

 

 

 

Rate Quadrant

Container Size

32 Gallon

64 Gallon

96 Gallon

Refuse Only

Refuse & Recycling

Refuse Only

Refuse & Recycling

Refuse Only

Refuse & Recycling

Quadrant 1

$20.94

$21.78

$24.74

$25.48

$28.78

$31.08

Quadrant 2

$20.33

$21.14

$24.01

$24.73

$27.94

$30.17

Quadrant 3

$22.15

$23.04

$26.17

$26.96

$30.45

$32.89

Quadrant 4

$23.07

$23.99

$27.25

$28.07

$31.70

$34.24

*Rates listed are for monthly charges

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 RZ6 that will be collected weekly) on the same day as your regular weekly refuse pick up. Please see rates and container size options below.

Recycle Zone

Container Size

(includes 64 gallon recycling and 96 gallon green waste container)

32 Gallon

64 Gallon

96 Gallon

RZ2 (S. Oroville)

$21.46

$24.68

$30.85

RZ3 (Thermalito)

$21.05

$24.21

$30.26

RZ4 (Durham)

$21.46

$24.68

$30.85

RZ5 (Kelly Ridge)

$20.43

$23.50

$29.38

RZ6 (Chico)

$18.20

$25.75

$30.85

*Rates listed are for monthly charges 

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.

Recycling


Blue Recycling CartRecycling is more important today than it has ever been before. In order to keep our communities safe and clean, we all must pitch in to help reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible. Where available, recycling is collected every other week on the same day as your normal refuse collection (with the exception of RZ6 that 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 facility. It is located at 2720 South Fifth Avenue in Oroville, and is open during our normal Transfer Station hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4pm and Saturday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.

 

Acceptable Recycling Materials
Only place recyclable materials into your recycling container!
Please rinse food and beverage containers and crush plastics.

Glass
  • All colors of glass beverage and food containers (Please rinse and remove lids)

 

Metal All metal food and beverage containers, including those made of aluminum, tin, steel and bi-metals:

  • Aluminum cans (Soda cans, beer cans, etc.)
  • Tin/steel food and beverage cans (Please rinse- Labels are okay)

 

Plastic Containers with recycling symbols 1-7:

  • Milk and juice jugs
  • Shampoo, detergent, and other household bottles (Please rinse and remove lids)
  • Soft drink and water bottles
  • Yogurt, margarine, and other food containers

 

Paper Most clean and dry household paper.

  • Cardboard (Bundle larger pieces and place next to container)
  • Computer paper
  • Envelopes (Including plastic window types)
  • Food boxes (cereal, crackers)
  • Junk mail and catalogs
  • Magazines and phone books
  • Newspaper

 


 

Unacceptable Recycling Materials
Please do not place the following non-recyclable materials into your blue container!

Construction Debris

  • Concrete, rocks, dirt

 

Electronic / Universal Waste

  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

 

Unacceptable Glass, Metal, Paper and Plastic

  • Place these items in your refuse container.

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Paints, solvents, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks - propane tanks, syringes, medical waste

 

Green Waste

  • Leaves, small branches, grass clippings

 

Green Waste

Green Waste CartGreen waste collection is available to most Butte County residents. Green Waste is collected every other week on the same day as your normal refuse collection (with the exception of RZ6 that will be collected weekly).  For more information, or to sign up, please contact a customer service representative.

 

 

 

 

Acceptable Green Waste Materials
Only place the following materials into your Green Waste container!

 

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Pallets (broken down)
  • Scrap wood Non-painted & non-treated; nails ok
  • Tree and bush prunings
  • Weeds

 

Important Green Waste Notes!

  • Tree and shrub prunings must be cut small enough to fit inside the container.
  • Fill your provided green container completely before using any personal containers or bundles.
  • Do not place yard clippings in plastic or paper bags.  Place green waste loose in container.


Unacceptable Green Waste Materials
Please do not place the following materials into your green container!

Construction Debris

  • Concrete, rocks, sod, dirt, asphalt, lumber, plywood, particle board or other construction materials

 

Electronic / Universal Waste

  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

 

Refuse

  • Plastic bags
  • Un-recyclable items

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Paints, solvents, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks - propane tanks, syringes, medical waste

 

Other Material

  • Animal feces or manure, tree stumps or trunks, painted or treated wood

 

Recyclable Material

  • Recyclable glass, metal, paper and plastic

 

Refuse

City of Cupertino Garbage Program

Anything that does not go into the recycling or green waste container can be put into the refuse container (except for prohibited waste). Refuse is collected weekly.

 

 

 

Acceptable Refuse Materials
Only put non-recyclable materials into your gray container!

Glass
  • Ceramics, Pyrex, porcelain, stemware, or other dishware
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors or window glass

 

Metal

  • Foil
  • Pots and pans
Organic Material
  • Food scraps
  • Animal feces or manure
  • Plywood or particle board
  • Palm leaves, cactus, pampas grass, ice plant

 Paper

  • Waxed paper, plates, cups, paper or cardboard contaminated with food.

 

Plastic

  • Plastic bags or wrap
  • Styrofoam/polystyrene containers and packing peanuts
  • Toys, furniture and flower pots

Unacceptable Refuse Materials
Please do not place the following materials into your gray container!

Construction Debris

  • Concrete, rocks, dirt, lumber, dirt, rocks, plywood or particle board

 

Electronic / Universal Waste

  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

 

Green Waste

  • Grass, leaves, tree and bush cuttings

Hot Ashes or Coals

 

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Paints, solvents, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks - propane tanks, syringes, medical waste

 

Recyclable Glass, Metal, Paper and Plastic

  • All recyclable materials

Bulky Items

Bulky Item Collection - Couch on the Curb

At the beginning of each year Recology will provide single family residential customers subscribing to service in the County with 5 coupons per year for bulky waste collection at no charge. Residents have the option to schedule up to two on-call bulky item waste pickups per year, where they can use the 5 coupons. To schedule this service residents will need to contact our office. There is a charge for on-call bulky item collection in excess of two per year, and for each item collected in excess of the 5 bulky items allowed per year (by coupon). Bulky items include discarded large household appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, and other appliances without freon, electronic waste (T.V.'s, computer monitors), furniture, tires, carpets, mattresses, and similar large items that can be collected without special loading equipment (such as forklifts or cranes) and without violating vehicle load limits.  It does not include abandoned vehicles or househould hazardous waste (except electronic waste).

For more information about any of our services, please contact a customer service representative.

 

Proper Container Placement And 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. For more information on container placement, please view our Proper Container Placement And Storage page.

 

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