Welcome to Chico Scrap Metal & Recycling Center

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Chico Scrap Metal web site. We buy and/or recycle all metals (ferrous & non-ferrous). Our goal in the creation of our website is to reach out to the community in an effort to provide information related to our scrap metal recycling business and provide the community with the opportunity to recycle discarded material within the scrap metal industry.

We hope you find this website informative and useful. Our mission is to continue to implement best business practices in recycling activities with our philosophy of:

Recycle Today for a Green Tomorrow

Chico Scrap Metal/Recycling continues to strive to maintain the most up to date, best practices applicable to protecting the environment while concurrently managing recyclable materials.

Chico Scrap Metal, Inc and the City of Chico issue remains unresolved

Chico Scrap Metal, Inc and the City of Chico issue remains unresolved – regardless of the front page news article of Nov 10, 2021

Chico Scrap Metal, Inc has been prepared for some time of the likely hood to relocate. We are simply asking the City to follow their own General Plan.

  1. Judges ruling is in regards to the amortization deadline stating that the deadline cannot be challenged.
  2. There is no ruling on the City’s obligation to relocate Chico Scrap Metal.
  3. The City is right now in violation of their own General Plan (Chapman-Mulberry Plan is part of their General Plan) because the city has allowed the amortization deadline to expire “without taking necessary steps to relocate CSM to a more appropriate location” – these are the City’s words.
  4. Karl Ory and his followers are asking the city to violate their own General Plan – so while he wants the city to enforce the law he is also asking the City to violate the General Plan.
  5. If the City is not willing to step up and comply with their General Plan, we will seek a court order to require they do so.
  6. The City needs to be law abiding citizens just as we do.
Beautification Project

This was the first proposal in 2016 that was then rescinded due to a law suit brought by Karl Ory (before Mr. Ory became a council member) and Bob Mulholland against the City of Chico and Chico Scrap Metal.

In June 2021, a second proposal was rejected by the City of Chico, leading us to a lawsuit and to the stop of our California Redemption Value (CRV) recycling services.



878 East 20th Street
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 343-7166


766 Oro Highway
Durham, CA 95938
(530) 345-6241


1855 Kusel Road
Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 532-0262

We Support Our Community 

We love our community of Chico, Durham and Oroville and show our support in many ways!  Here are a few…

Provide CALFire and Butte College Fire Academy with training sites

Contribute to Future Farmers of America (FFA & 4H)

Contribute to the Silver Dollar Fair Livestock Cartel

Supporters of the Love Chapmantown Community Coalition

Donate materials to Boys & Girls Club, Local Art Programs, etc

Provide educational experiences for elementary schools to

Sponsor Youth Sports

Drop Box Service may be available. Contact (530) 345-6241 for info.