Reducing waste

Do your part by not taking to-go containers that are made of Styrofoam. Instead you can bring your own, or simply eat all your food.

When packaging things for shipping use old newspaper or cardboard. And if you order something from a company and it comes packed in large amounts of Styrofoam, write a letter or e-mail the company saying you would like to see sustainable packaging.

Avoid messy and wasteful Styrofoam by packing instead with reused newspaper, cornstarch peanuts, or other earth-friendly methods - and if you're shipping wine, use corrugated or pulped cardboard as a great recyclable alternative.

Styrofoam drop off locations

NRWS Recycling Center
920 American Way, Paradise
Accepts: Clean block Styrofoam and food service Styrofoam. No peanuts, no dirty, labeled or taped material. Material must be bagged and block and food service foam needs to be in separate bags.

Recology Butte-Colusa Counties
2720 S. 5th Ave, Oroville
Accepts: Clean block Styrofoam only. No peanuts, no dirty or taped styrofoam.

The UPS Store
6616-D Clark Road Paradise, CA 95969 - (530) 876-9053
Open Weekdays 9am-6:30pm; Sat 9am-3:30pm
Accepts: various packing material, call ahead for materials accepted and drop off specifics, NO Peanuts. In addition, they are a commercial shred site for secure document destruction.

Post Net
6038 A. Clark Road Paradise, CA 95969 (530) 872-8554
Open Weekdays 9am-6pm; Sat 10am-2pm
Accepts: various packing material, No Peanuts, call ahead for drop off specifics.

Paradise Post Office

6469 Clark Road, Paradise, 872-5150
Accepts: various packing material, NO Peanuts, call ahead for drop off specifics.