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.
Location: 920 American Way, Paradise Ca 95969.
Open: Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items can be dropped off FREE OF CHARGE unless otherwise stated.
buy back center
We buy back all California Redemption Value Beverage Containers. Please remove all caps and separate all containers based on material. Click here for current CRV values. You can also donate your refund to a local charity or school of your choice.
It is illegal to put E-waste into the trash, Please Recycle. We accept the following items FREE of charge:
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT: computers & laptops, keyboards, printers, scanners, cables, mouses
TELEVISIONS, COMPUTER MONITORS & FLAT SCREENS OFFICE EQUIPMENT: telephones, fax machines & copiers (please remove toner)
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS: microwaves, VCR's, tape players, stereo equipment, VHS tapes, CDs, radios, PDA's, cell phones, etc.
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.
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 etc.
We do take Freon containing items, charges apply to all items without a certificate of evacuation. All other scrap metal is accepted for recycling or reuse (depending on condition).
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.
We accept approved sharps containers for free disposal at our Recycling Center Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free containers are available while supplies last.
NRWS prepaid containers can be purchased and dropped off at the Recycling Center or at the Office (M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Click here for additional drop off locations.
polystyrene (aka styrofoam)
Please note that we are no longer able to accept any Styrofoam at our Recycling Center. This is due to a manufacturer shut down. Until we can find a concrete disposal option for Styrofoam we will not accept it. Click here for drop off locations.
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 you questions and if possible find a place for your item(s). Or visit our Recycling Guide to see if your items it listed.
Inert material includes, rock, brick, cement (no rebar), asphalt, and gravel.