Confusion over waste-hauling

County waste-hauler operations shift, confuse the public

Recent changes in where the three local waste and recycling haulers operate in the unincorporated areas of Butte County have raised questions among the companies’ customers.

The most common questions received by county staff include: “Who is my new hauler?” The answer can be found at, which has a map showing that, beginning March 1, Waste Management (893-4777) began covering the northwest area of the county, Northern Recycling & Waste Services (876-3340) has the Paradise/Magalia area and Recology (533-5868) has the southern part of the county. Days and times of pickups may have changed and residents should contact their new haulers for that info.

The changes do not affect those in the cities of Chico and Oroville or the town of Paradise. Those with questions should contact their respective hauler, or Steve Rodowick, the county’s recycling coordinator, at 879-2352.