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Butte County Residential Recycling, Green Waste and Garbage Services

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. Butte County residents of Thermalito, Kelly Ridge, Las Plumas and South Oroville will be provided curbside recycling and green waste collection starting in October 2007. This comes at no additional cost to customers with existing collection service.  Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as your normal garbage collection.

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 business hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 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 garbage container.

Household Hazardous Waste

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

 

Yard Waste

  • Leaves, small branches, grass clippings

 

Green Waste

Green Waste CartGreen waste collection is available to most Butte County residents at no additional fee. Green Waste is collected every other week on the same day as your normal garbage collection.  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

 

Garbage

  • 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

 

Garbage

City of Cupertino Garbage Program

Anything that does not go into the recycling or green waste container can be put into the garbage container (except for prohibited waste).

 

 

 

Acceptable Garbage 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

  • Milk cartons and other 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 Garbage Material
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

 

Yard 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

Recology Butte Colusa Counties offers a special pickup service for large or bulky items from your curbside. Couches, mattresses and washing machines are examples of bulky items which are too large to be disposed of with your normal collection. These items can be collected from the curbside and disposed of for an additional fee.

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

 

Proper Container Placement And Storage

Recycling, green waste and garbage 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.

 

Printable Material

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