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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 the landfill staff. By law, all hazardous products must have warning labels. Look for the words "caution," "warning," or "poison" on the item in question.

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

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

Report Hazardous Waste


Where should you dispose of your household 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
(866) 429-2288
Fridays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Saturdays 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