Contact Information

Linda Herman,
Management Analyst

General Services Department
965 Fir Street
P.O. Box 3420
Chico CA  92927
Phone: (530) 896-7241
Fax: (530) 895-4731

Trash and recycling collection within the Chico city limits can only be provided by two companies, Norcal Waste Systems of Butte County, and North Valley Waste Management.

For information regarding  your collection service, please contact:

Norcal Waste Systems of Butte County at (530) 342-4444.
North Valley Waste Management at
(530) 893-4777.


Solid Waste & Recycling

Welcome to the Recycling Homepage for the City of Chico. Learn first hand what you can do to make a difference at home and support your community in its recycling efforts.

Why Recycle?

Recycling saves natural resources. The earth’s resources are finite and recycling helps reduce the need for raw materials, such as trees, valuable minerals and fossil fuels.

Recycling saves energy. It takes less energy to manufacture products from recycled material. For example, one ton of recycled paper uses only 60% of the energy that is required to make one ton from raw materials.

Recycling preserves landfill space. California landfills are filling up fast and it is very expensive to build new ones.

In 1989, Assembly Bill 939 was enacted to reduce the amount of waste dumped into landfills by fifty percent by the year 2000. In addition, California legislature requires cities and counties to remain diligent and resourceful in their efforts to maintain a 50% recycling rate and to further waste reduction efforts for the coming decade and century.

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