electronic waste (e-waste)
It is illegal to dispose of e-waste in the trash, please recycle.
Northern Recycling & Waste Services Recycling Center:
920 American Way, Open Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Accepting E-waste free of charge. Please note that all items need to be logged in upon arrival, so please check in with onsite staff before you drop anything off. In addition, it is the customers responsibility to unload their material. If you need assistance we offer special pickup at your home for a fee. Please call 876-3340 to set up an appointment.
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT: computers & laptops, keyboards, printers, scanners, cables, mouse's
TELEVISIONS, COMPUTER MONITORS & FLAT SCREENS
OFFICE EQUIPMENT: telephones, fax machines & copiers (please remove toner - see below for drop off sites), ink and toner cartridges.
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS: microwaves, VCR's, tape players, stereo equipment, VHS tapes, CDs, radios, PDA's, cell phones, etc.
Large metal appliances can be dropped off for recycling as well . Northern Recycling will also pick up e-waste from your home or business. There is a fee for this service - please call 876-3340 for details or to schedule a pickup.
where else can I take e-waste?
Please note that each of the facilities may have various policies about what they will and wont take, so it is always best to call ahead. At NRWS Recycling Center we take all E-waste (i.e. anything with a cord).
Additional Drop off Locations:
Butte Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility: 1101 Marauder St. Chico, CA 95973, 1-866-429-2288
Chico U-Lock-it Self Storage: 1909 Martin Luther King Blvd. Chico, CA 95928, 895-9999
Computers for Classrooms: 315 Huss Dr. (Off Hegan Ln.) Chico, CA 95928, 895-4175
Hudson Appliance:454 Pearson Rd. Paradise, CA 95969, 877-6312
Gridley TV & Electronics: 546 Kentucky St. Gridley, CA 95948, 846-9999
Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility: 1023 Neal Road Paradise, CA 95969,879-2352
North Valley Waste Management: 2569 Scott Ave Chico, CA 95928, 893-4777 (Monday - Friday Only)
Ord Ranch Transfer Station: 0.5 miles east of Hwy 99 on Ord Ranch Rd., Saturday and Sunday only, 846-0810
Oroville Rescue Mission: 4250 Lincoln Blvd. Oroville, CA 95966, 533-9120
Salvation Army: 342-2199 Call for a pickup appointment
Surplus City: 4514 Pacific Heights Rd. Oroville, CA 95966, 534-9956
The ARC Thrift Store: 2030 Park Ave Chico, CA 95928, 343-3666
The ARC of Butte County ARC Emporium: 2745 Oroville Dam Blvd Oroville, CA 95966, 532-1272
where does e-waste from nrws go?
It's transported to a certified facility in Oroville (at right), where it is carefully disassembled into different components (metals, plastic, glass, etc.). This material then goes to manufacturing facilities to be reprocessed into new products. We research and visit the manufacturing facilities regularly to assure proper destruction and environmentally sound business practices. NRWS works with our local Recyclers to promote local jobs and reduce enivornmental emission. Together we can do more.
Toner & ink cartridges, Cell Phones?
Recycling companies pay schools for their collection of used cell phones and ink/toner cartridges. By recycling just one ink cartridge, a half gallon of oil is conserved! For more information, visit:
Most toner & ink jet cartridges can be sent back to the manufacturer free of charge. They are also accepted at the following businesses:
•AS Computerworks, BMU Bookstore, Chico
•Best Buy, 2005 Forest Ave, Chico
•Carolyn's Office Supplies, 450 Pearson Rd., Paradise
•Cartridge World, 760 Mangrove Ave, Chico
•Chico Laser Savers, 177 East Ave., Chico
•Hubbs Stationery & Office Supply, 2201 Pillsbury Rd., Chico
•Laser "Renew" Zit, 1907 Mangrove Ave. #A, Chico
•Office Depot, 2071 Martin Luther King Dr., Chico
•Rapid Refill, 208-H W. East Ave, Chico
•Ray Morgan Company, 554 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico
•Staples, 2150 Feather River Blvd., Oroville
Cell phones and their batteries are accepted anywhere they are sold.
Otherwise, donate cell phones to a school or charity. Search for "cell phone donation" or visit:
Electronic Media Recycling - CDs, DVDs, audio tapes, computer diskettes, VHS tapes, etc:
EcoDisk (888) 797-7638, www.ecodisk.com
Green Disk (800) 305-3475, www.greendisk.com
Or, reuse them at home - www.make-stuff.com/recycling/cd.html
California Consumer E-waste Fee:
This fee, paid by California consumers, provides the revenue needed to fund the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling payment system. Below is a breakdown of the prices structure and additional information about California requirements.
Title 14, Natural Resources--Division 7 Chapter 8.2. Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Article 2.6. Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Section 18660.40. Fee Amounts
The covered electronic waste recycling fee paid by a consumer upon the purchase of a new or refurbished covered electronic device pursuant to Section 42464 of the Public Resources Code shall be the following amounts:
(a) On or after January 1, 2009, eight dollars ($8), and on or after January 1, 2011, six dollars ($6), for each covered electronic device with a screen size of less than 15 inches measured diagonally.
(b) On or after January 1, 2009, sixteen dollars ($16), and on or after January 1, 2011, eight dollars ($8), for each covered electronic device with a screen size greater than or equal to 15 inches but less than 35 inches measured diagonally.
(c) On or after January 1, 2009, twenty five dollars ($25), and on or after January 1, 2011, ten dollars ($10), for each covered electronic device with a screen size greater than or equal to 35 inches measured diagonally.
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) determines what types of products are considered covered electronic devices and thus subject to the fee. That information can be found at:
Retailers with questions about collecting and remitting the electronic waste recycling fee should refer to the Board of Equalization's website:
CEW Payment System Regulations:
Public Resources Code (PRC), Health and Safety Code (HSC), and other statutes:
DTSC Universal Waste Electronics Handler Information: