Recycling center


Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the Northern Recycling and Waste Buy Back Center at 920 American Way will be closed until further notice. We were able to obtain funding in 2019 to help offset the costs of operating the Center but received notice that those funds are no longer available. Without these funds, Northern Recycling and Waste will be unable to provide this service going forward. NRWS has also experienced the recycling market upset related to the China processing changes. The recycling industry has been paying to recycle materials that customarily produced revenues for sites like ours. Along with the current COVID pandemic, and the ripple effect of the Camp Fire, we were forced to make this difficult decision. Please utilize the other Buy Back Centers in Butte County including:

  • Chico Scrap Metal - 878 East 20th Street Chico, CA M-F 8-4, Sat 8-12

  • Durham:
  • Chico Scrap Metal 766 Oro Chico Highway, Durham, CA M-F 8-4

  • Oroville:
  • Crown Metals 4801 Feather River Blvd #18, Oroville, CA M-F 7:30 4:30, Sat 9-3
  • Joe Verni Recycling 4980 Lincoln Blvd, Oroville, CA T-F 9-4:30, Sat 9-1
  • Nor Cal Recyclers 1855 Kusel Rd, Oroville, CA M-F 8-2

Please contact us for assistance.

Additional County recycling locations

The following locations are open to help with your recycling needs. Click Here for a printable list.

Buy Back Centers:
Big Foot Recycling Central Chico, 146 W East Ave.
Chico Scrap Metal, 878 E 20th St. Chico or 766 Oroville Chico Hwy, Butte County
Cardboard Drop Off:
AS Chico Recycling Donation Center, Corner of W. 4th St. & Cherry St., Chico
Chico Scrap Metal, 878 E. 20th St., Chico
Chico Scrap Metal South, 766 Oroville-Chico Hwy
Crown Metals, 4801 Feather River Blvd, Unit #18, Oroville
Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility, 1023 Neal Road, Paradise
Nor-Cal Recyclers, 1855 Kusel Rd., Oroville
Recology Butte-Colusa Counties Oroville Recycling Center, 2720 S. 5th Ave., Oroville
Scrap Metal:
Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility, 1023 Neal Rd, Paradise.
Chico Scrap Metal: 878 E. 20th St, Chico
Crown Metal: 4801 Feather River Blvd. Oroville
Batteries Plus, 2500 Zanella Way, Chico
Energy Masters, 1933 Esplanade, Chico
Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 1101 Marauder St. Chico
Recology Household Haz. Waste, 2720 S. 5th Ave, Oroville
Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility, 1023 Neal Road, Paradise
North Valley Waste Management, 2569 Scott Ave, Chico
Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility, 1023 Neal Road, Paradise
Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility, 1023 Neal Road, Paradise
Esplanade Office Furniture, 1705 Esplanade, Chico
Used Oil:
There are many drop off locations for used oil please visit our website for the complete list click here for a list