4441 Cohasset Road
approximately 1/2 mile north of Eaton Road
8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
closed Sundays and Mondays
Date, i.e. YYYY-MM-DD

The City of Chico operates the City of Chico Compost Facility in which residents and businesses can drop-off yard waste for a small fee for recycling. Finished compost is also available for sale at the Facility.

Yard Waste Accepted at the Facility

  • Lawn Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Non-treated or non-painted scrap wood (nails are okay)

Yard Waste NOT Accepted

Loads containing these items may be refused or may be subject to a $45 contamination fee.

  • Soil or Dirt
  • Trash (household trash, kitchen waste, plastic or paper)
  • Rocks
  • Palms trees or fronds
  • Pampas Grass
  • Demolition Materials (treated or painted lumber, plywood, particle board or concrete)
  • Animal waste
  • Metals


The cost to drop-off yard waste starts at $5.00/compact pickup load and varies depending on vehicle and load size. Trailers will be considered as separate vehicles.


2012-06-08 13:16:55   Where do I put my animal waste, if I live in the city limits? —