Recycling center

At NRWS's Recycling Center our goal is reduce, reuse and recycle resources to protect our environment and our community. We are dedicated to increasing diversion options through responsible outlets. Please see below for a list of items accepted at our Recycling Center on a daily basis.

All customers are responsible for unloading any material brought to the Recycling Center
at your own risk.

Location: 920 American Way, Paradise Ca 95969.

New Hours: Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Per-day limits are 100 pounds of aluminum or plastic CRV eligible containers and 1,000 pounds of CRV glass. Click here for more information.

buy back center

We buy back all California Redemption Value Beverage Containers. Please separate all containers based on material, aluminum, plastic and glass. For glass please further separate by color. Click here for current CRV values. You can also donate your refund to a local charity or school of your choice. Please note that there is a per-person per-day limit of 100 lbs of aluminum or plastic CRV and 1,000 lb limit for glass. Absolutely NO Splitting Loads.

Electrical Waste

It is illegal to put E-waste into the trash, Please Recycle. There is a $10 charge for Projection T.V.'s and a $5 free for Microwaves. We accept the following items FREE of charge:

Acceptable Items:

CRT Monitor

CRT Television

LCD Monitor

LCD Television

Plasma Monitor

Plasma Television

LED Monitors

LED Televisions

Portable DVD Player

Laptop Computers

Desktop Computers

Video Games Consoles


Network Equipment


DVD Players

Microwaves = $5 each



Cell Phones





Fax Machines

CD Players



Unacceptable Items:

Small Kitchen Appliances: if metal can go into scrap metal.

Battery powered consumer products such as power tools, toys, toothbrushes, Cordless power tools

Vacuum Cleaners, Shop Vacs

Non-electronic items such as CD’s, VHS Tapes, DVD’s, memory sticks & floppy discs

Lamps & Light Bulbs

Medical equipment (can be accepted on a case by case basis) for a fee.

Gas powered lawn equipment

All Wood, including wood-encased stereo speakers

Contaminated electronic waste such as medical equipment

Radioactive Devices (including smoke detectors & Exit Lights)

Solar Panels


Vehicle Air Bags

Miscellaneous Household Goods such as swiffers, clocks, waffle irons, irons, sanders, staplers, Lamps

Note: that unacceptable items can still go to the landfill, and /or you can throw into your trash

Click here for more e-waste information and additional drop off locations.


We accept household and auto batteries. HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES: D, C, A, AA, & AAA don’t need to be taped – everything else must have ends taped in accordance with Department of Transportation. Click here for more battery information and drop off locations.

Used oil

NRWS is a Certified Oil Collection Center. We accept used motor oil, oil filters, and antifreeze. Maximum of 10 gallon per day. Click here to see additional Certified Oil Collection Centers in Butte County.

scrap metal / Large Appliances

All types of metal items are accepted. We accept large appliances for recycling with scrap metal, including washers, dryers, water heaters, stoves, dishwashers and freon items.

Please make sure that all motor fluids are drained and that the hoses and insulation is removed from appliances. Please check in with an attendant before you dump your items to assure proper placement.

Appliances = $5
Microwave = $5
Freon Items =$30


We accept approved sharps containers for free disposal at our Recycling Center .

polystyrene (aka Styrofoam)

Block and food service Styrofoam can be dropped off at our Recycling Center. Items must be clean (i.e. no tape, labels, food or dirt) and placed into clear bags for drop off. Block and food service foam must be in separate bags. Click here for more information and additional drop off locations. Please note that Styrofoam peanuts are not accepted.

Miscellaneous items

If you would have an item that you would like to recycle but are not sure where to take, please contact us at 876-3340 and we will be happy to answer your questions and if possible find a place for your item(s). Or visit our Recycling Guide to see if your items it listed.

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
Fair Street Recycling , 2300 Fair St. Chico
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