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Hazardous Materials

Hazardous waste is either toxic, reactive, or flammable.  Placing it in the garbage is a danger to the environment, the garbage hauler, and landfill staff.  By law, all hazardous products must have warning labels so look for the words "caution," "warning," or "poison" on the item in question.

If you see hazardous waste Chico's urban waterways, call 911 or contact the fire department.

If the hazardous waste you observe is not within the City of Chico, please report your concern by using the webform below to report it to Butte County officials.


Report Hazardous Waste


Looking for somewhere to dispose of your houshold hazardous waste?

antifreeze - motor oil - latex and oil based paint - pesticides - herbicides - poisons - aerosols - gasoline - paint thinner - stain - varnish - lacquer - bleaches - polishes - solvents - batteries - household cleaning supplies - pool chemicals - fluorescent light tubes - mercury thermostats and switches - television and computer monitors - small electronic devices - medical sharps - pharmaceuticals

Chico Household Hazardous Waste
1101 Marauder Street, Chico
1 (866) 429-2288
Fridays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Saturdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Paradise Northern Recycling and Waste Services
920 American Way, Paradise
(530) 876-3340
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Recology Butte Colusa
2720 South 5th Avenue, Oroville
(530) 342-4444
1st and 3rd Fridays of the month 9:00 am - 2:00 pm