Why does Tehama County recycle?
- Conserve natural resources; making new products from recycled material allows raw material to remain in its natural state
- Reduce environmental impact; mining raw materials threatens habitat as well as air, water and soil quality
- Reduce energy consumption; It only takes a small fraction of the energy to make new cans or bottles from old ones as it does to mine and process fresh raw materials. This is true for steel, aluminum, glass, paper, and for most other metals in addition to California Refund Value containers. For example, using recycled aluminum requires 95% less energy than mining new aluminum from ore
- Save space in the landfill
  Every bit that can be recycled helps keep energy costs down and minimizes pollution associated with the manufacturing process!


Multi-Family Complexes Must Recycle

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Multi-Family Complexes

Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law  -  Assembly Bill 341 


As of July 1, 2012 California State law requires Multi-Family Complexes with five or more units to arrange for recycling services. Note: California State law requires apartment owners of complexes of less than 5 units to offer recycling services at resident(s) request. All apartment owners may require tenants to recycle.

What is Recyclable in Tehama County?

The following are recycling options to comply with the mandate:

  • Subscribe to the recycling collection service of Green Waste of Tehama (528‐8500) if located in the unincorporated County or the City of Red Bluff or subscribe with Waste Management if located in the City of Corning. Recycling service provided by either GreenWaste of Tehama or Waste Management features single‐stream recycling. Simply place all of your recyclables (cans, bottles, plastic, paper, cardboard, etc.) in the recycling dumpster. There is no need to further segregate the recyclables by material type. In many instances you can reduce your garbage service by implementing recycling.
  • Donate recyclable materials to a recycling company. Contact North Valley Services for free paper recycling at 528‐3035 or donate to another recycling company
  • Self‐haul recyclable material to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at the Tehama County/Red BluffLandfill for free, as long as all items are recyclable and segregated from trash.
  • Self‐haul recyclables to a local recycling center(e.g. Big Foot Recycling, Rob’s Recycling etc.)

Please call the Agency to assist with recycling services including but not limited to FREE desk-side recycling bins, while supplies last. Further compliance information is also available by calling the Agency at (530) 528-1103.

View the Mandatory Commercial Recycling notification letter sent to businesses in the City of Red Bluff and unincorporated Tehama County and the Mandatory Commercial Recycling notification letter sent to businesses in the City of Corning.

Join the Smart Business Alliance (SBA) today to receive FREE recognition in local newspapers, Chamber of Commerce websites, and the Agency website for being a Multi-Family Community reducing waste and recycling. 

Alternatives to Toxics



Clean without toxic chemicals and hazardous fumes!

Here are few alternatives to hazardous cleaning supplies:

 General cleaner  1 tsp. liquid soap, 1 tsp. borax, squeeze of lemon juice, and 1 quart water
 Glass  1/4-1/2 cup vinegar to 1 quart water
 Air freshener  Simmer cloves and cinnamon, ventilate
 Coffee cup stain remover  Moist salt
 Hand-cleaner (paint  removal)  Baby oil
 Mosquito repellent   Mix 6 drops of each: Citronella oil, neem oil, catnip oil, black pepper, and lavender  essential oil into a  30mL jar.
 Drain cleaner  Plunge. Follow with baking soda and vinegar. Let sit 15 minutes. Follow with 2 quarts  boiling water.
 Tile cleaner  Baking soda
 Copper  Lemon juice and salt
 Spot remover  Club soda, lemon juice or salt
 Linoleum floor cleaner  1 cup white vinegar to 2 gallons warm water



Batteries are Recyclable!




Batteries are NOT Accepted as Trash.

The California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) issued requirements for disposal of rechargeable and non rechargeable batteries.


*NEW* FREE BATTERY RECYCLING OPTIONS FOR TEHAMA COUNTY RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES - The Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency, in partnership with Call2Recycle, has begun a pilot battery recycling program.   All-Battery Boxes, like the one pictured below, have been placed at eleven locations throughout the county.  All types of batteries and cellphones can be placed in the boxes, with the exception of batteries weighing over 11 pounds and wet cell batteries.  EACH battery must be placed individually in the bags provided or have their connections taped.



US All Battery Box 

Please take batteries to the following locations: 

  Gott Country Store 18371 Bowman Rd., Cottonwood

  Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor's Center 21820 Lassen Peak Hwy., Lassen Volcanic National Park

  McCoy's Ace Hardware 2060 South Ave., Corning

  Corning Senior Center 1015 4th Ave., Corning

  Tehama County Library-Corning Branch 740 3rd St., Corning 

  Z-Wireless 908 Hwy. 99W, Corning

  Latimer's Pharmacy 7885 Golden State Hwy., Los Molinos

  Nu Way Market 8049 Golden State Hwy., Los Molinos 

  Sears Hometown Store 570 S. Main St., Red Bluff  

  Alsco, Inc. 535 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff 

  Tehama County Library-Red Bluff Branch 545 Diamond Ave., Red Bluff  



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Businesses:  All businesses that do not want to utilize the free All-Battery Box program must schedule an appointment in advance with the Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency at (530) 528-1103. Small fees apply. 


Tehama County Residents:


GreenWaste of Tehama Residential Service Recipients can also participate in the Curbside Battery Bag program by following these steps:

                      1) Pick up FREE battery bag(s) at the locations below:

      • GreenWaste of Tehama 1805 Airport Blvd, Red Bluff
      • Dollar General Market 460 Antelope Blvd, Red Bluff
      • Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill 19995 Plymire Road, Red Bluff
      • Grocery Outlet 388 South Main Street, Red Bluff
      • Walmart 608 Luther Road, Red Bluff
      • Tehama County Environmental Health 633 Washington Street, Red Bluff
      • Los Molinos Hardware 7930 State Highway 99E, Los Molinos
      • Sacramento River Discovery Center 1000 Sale Lane, Red Bluff
      • Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency 20000 Plymire Road, Red Bluff
      • Lake California (community residents only) 19999 Lake California Drive, Cottonwood

                      2) Fill the orange-colored bag with alkaline batteries only and seal firmly.

                      3) Place the bag INSIDE your curbside recycling bin for pick-up

                                   ---DO NOT RETURN BATTERY BAGS TO THE STORES---

City of Corning Residents:  Drop off your spent batteries at Corning Ace Hardware at 2020 Solano St., Corning, CA; or any of the All-Battery Box locations.

Other Tehama County Residents:  Call the Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency at (530) 528-1103  for more information or view our brochure (English Spanish).

RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES - NiMH, NiCD, cellphones, drill batteries, etc. Take rechargeable batteries to any retail store that sells rechargeable batteries. Stores that sell rechargeable batteries are required to take them back.


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Electronic Waste


Electronic Waste Recycling


Electronic waste "e-waste" is loosely applied to consumer and business electronic equipment that is near or at the end of its useful life. Electronic waste is of concern largely due to the toxicity of some of the substances, including leadmercurycadmium and a number of other substances found in electronics, if processed improperly.


Is your computer in working condition or near working condition and you simply don't want it anymore? Consider donating it to Computers for Classrooms, also featured on our Reuse page. This North Valley nonprofit refurbishes computers, monitors, television sets, accessories, printers, servers, etc. for low-income students. 

The Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill now accepts e-waste FREE of charge everyday! This is great news! If you have waste types other than e-waste, you will have to weigh through once for the e-waste and another time for the other waste, so as to not be charged.

Free Collection Events 

Recycle your e-waste such as old televisions and computer monitors free of charge and help save the Earth at the same time. Televisions, computer equipment and other small electronics are accepted at the following locations the last Saturday of every month* from 8:00AM-12:00PM FREE of charge:


Tehama County Social Services Department parking lot, 310 S. Main Street, Red Bluff

Corning “Park and Ride” (commuter) parking lot, corner of Solano Street and east of Third Street, Corning


*In some instances, the event is rescheduled due to holidays. Please see the calendar of events to ensure the accuracy of the date.

 *Microwave Ovens are no longer accepted at these events, but can still be brought to the Landfill.


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For more information please call the Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency at 528-1103. Please do not call Social Services or the City of Corning.

The free events are coordinated by the Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency, Tasto Inc. of Orland, Tehama County Department of Social Services and the City of Corning.