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Agency submitted articles to the Red Bluff Daily News and Corning Observer.

       Solid Waste Agency Seeking Applications for Public Member-At-Large Director Position August 2019

       Choose to Reuse July 2019

       Safe Disposal of Hazardous Wastes April 2019

       Learn to Make Compost April 2019

       Free Passenger Tire Drop Off Event March 2019

       February is Free Agricultural Tire Collection Month January 2019

       Recycle Your Electronic Waste! January 2019

       Holiday Waste-Wise Tips November 2018

       Compost Classes October 2018

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event September 2018 

       Reduce - Reuse - ReSCARE! The Tehama County Costume Swap Collecting Costumes September 2018

       Repair Your Items, Don't Replace Them! August 2018

       Keeping Your Recyclables Clean and Dry August 2018

       Compost Classes May 2018

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event April 2018

       Compost March 2018

       February is Free Agricultural Tire Collection Month January 2018

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event December 2017

       Proper Recycling of Household Batteries and Cellphones October 2017

       Waste-Wise Holiday Tips October 2017

       Why Should We Recycle? September 2017

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event September 2017

       3rd Annual Costume Swap September 2017

       Reuse of Building Materials June 2017

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event May 2017

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event April 2017

       Tips on How to Recycle Plastic April 2017

       Spring Into the New Season with a Clean Home February 2017 

       February is Free Agricultural Tire Collection Month February 2017 

       A New Purpose for an Old Mattress January 2017

       Local Businesses Make Battery Recycling Easy December 2016

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event October 2016

       Reduce - Reuse - ReSCARE! The Tehama County Costume Swap October 2016

       The Value in Repairing Small Appliances and Other Items September 2016

       Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Corning May 2016

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event April 2016

       REAP Facility moved to permanent location March 2016

       Textiles now accepted for free at Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill for Recycling February 2016

       Agency rolls out recycling program across Tehama County February 2016

       February is Free Agricultural Tire Collection Month January 2016

       New Household Battery and Cellphone Collection Program January 2016

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event January 2016

       Keeping food waste out of the landfill December 2015

       Treated wood waste now accepted at Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill November 2015

       Reduce - Reuse - ReSCARE! The Tehama County Costume Swap October 2015

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event October 2015

       Viewing Waste as an Asset September 2015

       Household Hazardous Waste, Benefits and Costs July 2015

       Free Passenger Tire Collection Event May 2015

Free Passenger Tire Collection Event March 2015

Proper Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Options and Alternatives to Toxics February 2015

Free Agricultural Tire Collection extended through March 18, 2015 March 2015

February is Free Agricultural Tire Collection Month January 2015

4R Kids Exhibit January 2015

Free Passenger Tire Collection Event January 2015

Landfill Closure December 2014

Free Electronic Waste Recycling Last Saturday of Each Month November 2014

Recycle Your Old Carpet in Tehama County October 2014

Free Passenger Tire Collection Event October 2014

Free Prescription Drug Collection Event September 2014

Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill Seeking Biodiesel Processor August 2014

Temporary Reuse Facility Closure August 2014

Battery Recycling and Producer Responsibility July 2014

Free Event Recycling July 2014

Fluorescent Recycling and Producer Responsibility July 2014

Free Prescription Drug Collection Event July 2014

Orange Battery Recycling Bag Locations May 2014

Mattress Recycling May 2014

National Drug Take-Back Day April 2014

Passenger Tire Collection Event April 2014

New Diversion Programs March 2014

Field Trip on Wheels January 2014

Free Event Recycling Notification 

HHW events August 2013

Collection events July 2013

HHW events July 2013 

EWaste event May 2013

       Smart Business Alliance (SBA) Profile May 2013

April 2013 Events

       HHW events April 2013

       Tehama Country Conservation Day April 2013

       Round-Up Rodeo PATH Recycling April 2013

       Red Bluff Daily News: Letter to the Editor, Re: Battery Info Correction

       Landfill Information: Recycling is Key

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Organic Waste and Composting


...because a rind is a terrible thing to waste!

compost bin illustration


What is Organic Waste?

According to CalRecycle, organic waste includes the following material: food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste. Food waste examples can include solid, semisolid, and liquid food, such as, fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, bones, poultry, seafood, bread, rice, pasta, and oils; coffee grounds and filters and tea bags; cut flowers and herbs; and any putrescible matter produced from human or animal food production, preparation, and consumption activities. Food waste includes food-soiled paper which can include napkins, paper towels, tissues, egg cartons, and some paper plates and cups. For more information about organic waste or California's Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling law vist the CalRecycle page here.

Coming soon...

SB 1383: Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, once implemented, will amend the definition of organic waste to also include the following: applicable textiles and carpets, manure, biosolids, digestate and sludges. You can find more information here about SB 1383.

What is compost?

Composting is nature's way of recycling organic wastes! Compost is the finely decomposed remains of animals and plants commonly used as a soil amendment or fertilizer. It is a natural product of great value.  It can be used as mulch, but not all mulches are compost.  Mulches can be rocks, cloth, plastic, or almost any material that helps suppress weeds and retain moisture.

Check out the Backyard Composting page to find out how to build your own compost pile, view our worm composting brochure or take a look at our comprehensive composting booklet

Book a Composting Workshop by calling 528-1103 or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Why compost?

• Conserve space in the landfill for other non-recyclable material

• Help prevent pollution

• Return vital nutrients back to the soil

• Help remediate contaminated soil

• Reduce the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides

Find this information and more at the US EPA Composting for Facilities website.

What is vermicomposting? 

Vermicompost is  a natural process of using earthworms (and associated micro-organisms) to break down organic waste and convert it into a rich material loaded with plant nutrients called worm castings. This dramatically speeds up the composting process and boosts the nutrient content of the end product. 

What is Grasscycling?

Grasscycling is a natural process allowing grass clipping to remain on the lawn. By staying put, clipped grass blades encourage a healthy lawn by adding valuable nitrogen to the soil. For best results, use a mulching mower and mow less than 1/3 the height of the grass.

Disposal in Tehama County

Please note, out-of-county waste is not accepted at the Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill.


Subscribe to a trash collection service provider.  Locate your garbage and recycling company.


Self-Haul your trash to the Landfill. See Self-Haul Tips,  Landfill Acceptance Policy, and Landfill Fees.

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Throwing material away in the trash should be the last resort!


Remember the 4Rs:

   Reduce → 

Reuse →

   Recycle → 

RePurchase recycled content products!


Tehama County Educators - The classroom is an ideal place to put Waste Awareness practices into action! Refer to the following for a list of acceptable recyclable material pertaining to your school location:

    Unincorporated Tehama County


          City of Red Bluff Schools

    City of Corning Schools Only
            What is Recyclable?            What is Recyclable?

Tehama County Waste Awareness Curriculum Portfolio

The Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency (Agency) developed the Tehama County Waste Awareness Curriculum based on Tehama County waste and recycling statistics. The curriculummeets state content standards for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades and covers topics that include ecology, biology, economics, chemistry, mathematics, social studies and more. Students will not only learn the benefits of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, repurchasing, and composting,  but will make a practical contribution to the reduction of waste the school is paying to have removed. Additionally, students tend to take these practices home to share with family members, multiplying the benefits of the classroom learning experience. 

Agency staff are happy to teach any of the activities in the curriculum portfolio to Tehama County students or prepare educators with the necessary materials to conduct the lesson on their own. 

In addition to the Tehama County Waste Awareness Curriculum Portfolio, the California Education and Environmental Initiative of the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed an outstanding reference for teaching the relationship between Mass Production, Marketing and Consumption During the Roaring Twenties and it's impact on natural systems. The EPA also produced an engaging lesson plan to accompany Dr. Seuss' The Lorax highlighting resource conservation and overconsumption. Visit the California Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) website to view its complete free state-sponsored K-12 curriculum that teaches science and history-social science standards through an environmental lens. Additionally, EEI curriculum supports the Common Core. 

To schedule a classroom lesson, prep session and/or receive the Agency's Tehama County Educators Waste Awareness Enewsletter, please contact the Agency This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 528.1103.

Implementing Classroom Recycling

There are many recycling programs that can be instituted in the classroom. The Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency is happy to help your school implement a student managed or facilities maintenance managed recycling program. Many schools such as, Bidwell Elementary, Reeds Creek, and Jackson Heights already have. Contact us today! Classrooms can compete to see which one recycles the most. They can also calculate how many trees have been saved by recycling. The Recycling Coordinator can help each classroom and/or the entire school perform a waste assessment or survey. The objective of a school waste survey is to introduce the idea to your students and staff that garbage doesn't just disappear once it is collected in your garbage can. You can't just throw it away. It can be compacted and buried, but the garbage must all go somewhere. This survey will show students the quantity of their waste at school that is in fact recyclable. You can conduct a waste survey of your classroom, school or home using these concepts.

 Survey A
 Have teachers and students save the garbage from  their classroom for  one day.
 Survey B 
 Have students conduct a one day assessment of  classroom and food  service waste for one lunch  period for the entire school.
 Survey C
 Have students conduct a visual waste assessment of  the contents of  the school dumpster.

The Recycling Coordinator can help assist classrooms or entire schools conduct a Waste Free Lunch. Sacred Heart Elementary School was successful in conducting waste free lunch days in 2009 and 2010. Your school can be successful too! Ask the recycling coordinator for assistance.

The Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency has FREE desk-side recycling containers it can provide to all classrooms and multi-purpose rooms, while supplies last. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 528-1103. 

Beyond the Classroom: Schoolwide Recycling

The primary focus on school wide recycling should start at the cafeteria. Cafeterias produce over 70% of a school's waste stream. Cardboard recycling is the easiest and most beneficial way to reduce kitchen waste. Oftentimes recycling cardboard can cut disposal costs by a third. In addition to cardboard, the usual items such as metal cans, plastic bottles and cartons, and paper products can also be recycled. Students can compost their food waste in a vermiculture composting bin or traditional outdoor composting bin. The This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is happy to assist in the development of schoolwide recycling and composting programs. 

If beverage containers are sold at your school, bottle and can recycling is a great way to not only reduce waste, but to serve as a fundraiser for school activities. Beverage container receptacles should be placed where the students purchase and consume beverages (Snack bars, gyms, stadiums). Beverage container recycling receptacles can also be provided free of charge, while supplies last.


Recycling Fundraising

Receive cash to fund the school or charity of your choice for collecting the following recyclables:


Note, for printer cartridges & cell phones: each organization provides a pre-paid box for you to mail the collected items to them. 

Landfill Tours

Would you like to bring your classroom to the Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill and Recycling Facility? Facility staff are available to conduct tours and present a general overview of what goes on at a recycling facility, where peoples trash end up, and what we can do to recycle more. For information on Facility tours, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 528-1103.


Agency staff converted a bus into the 4Rs Kids Exhibit, a mobile Waste Awareness experience to serve as a 'field trip on wheels.' The program is designed to visit Tehama County schools allowing students access to the hands-on learning exhibits within the bus. Call 528-1103 to schedule your class today!