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  It’s a Bright Idea to Recycle Your Fluorescent Lights!

Due to small amounts of mercury, it is against the law to place fluorescents in your household trash or recycling bin. View our informational brochure on proper CFL and fluorescent tube cleanup and disposal (English  Spanish). 

Residents can recycle fluorescent lights at the following locations FREE of charge:



GreenWaste* 1805 Airport Blvd., Red Bluff

Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill* 19995 Plymire Rd., Red Bluff

Los Molinos Hardware* 7930 Highway 99E, Los Molinos

Hatfields Ace Hardware* 2020 Solano St., Corning

McCoy Hardware and Farm Supply* 2060 South Ave., Corning

Home Depot 2650 Main Street, Red Bluff


* Accepts up to 20 fluorescent tubes (4’ or 8’ long) per resident.

Small fees apply to businesses and governmental agencies.

Businesses and governmental agencies must make an appointment by calling 528-1103.

CFLs do not belong in battery bags, or your household trash or recycling carts. Please do not expose solid waste employees to mercury. 




Used Motor Oil and Filter Recycling


DID YOU KNOW? GreenWaste of Tehama customers (City of Red Bluff, City of Tehama and unincorporated County) can place their used motor oil in a secure screw-top one gallon container labeled "Used Motor Oil" NEXT to your recycling bin/cart on recycling week? Yes, it is that EASY!

GreenWaste of Tehama customers can also drain your oil filters, place them in a zippered plastic bag, and place the bag NEXT to your recycling bin/cart on recycling week.

City of Corning residents or those that self-haul their waste can drop off their used motor oil and filters at the following locations:

Local Used Oil & Filter Recycling Facilities


How often should I change my oil? The 3,000 mile/3 month interval is not necessarily the case.Check out your Owner's Manual for specific information.


View theUsed Oil & Filter Television Advertising Campaign

  • Oil can be cleaned and refined over and over. Reprocessed oil meets or exceeds all specifications for use as engine oil.
  • Oil, even clean oil, has serious effects on water. It changes water in ways that prevent oxygen from dissolving in the water so fish and invertebrates are unable to breathe. It changes the way water moves and it changes the tension of the water so creatures like water striders have a harder time moving on the surface. Oil that sinks to the bottom of a body of water takes years to decompose and causes reproductive damage and organ damage to plants and animals that live there for years to come.
  • Oil is a rich energy source for microbes and algae. They take even more of the nutrients and oxygen away from fish and other wildlife that live in clean water.
  • An oil slick contaminating two million gallons of drinking water can develop from one quart of oil. That is one part oil for eight million parts of water.

DID YOU KNOW? It is illegal to dump oil into storm drains, waterways, on soil, or to try to sneak it into landfills.

Yet every year 363 million gallons of oil end up in Earth's oceans because it was dumped down drains. Compare that amount with 37 million gallons spilled when oil tankers break up at sea. We dump enough used oil into drains to pollute almost 3 BILLION gallons a year. We have no substitute for water. There is no place else to live except Earth.

Find these oil facts and more online at: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/UsedOil/Facts.htm.

Our country needs to conserve every bit of oil. Our energy independence and national security depend on our wise use of this resource. By recycling oil, we reduce our dependence on foreign supplies.


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Funded by a Grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).



For more Oil Recycling Information call 1-800-CLEANUP or the Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency at 530-528-1103 or visit the websites shown above.

Contact Information | 19995 Plymire Rd | Red Bluff, CA 96080

Phone: (530)528-1103    
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Hazardous Items


Get Rid of Your Household Hazardous Waste! 

Read below for instructions.



What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)? 

HHW is any waste that contains ingredients that are flammable, explosive, corrosive or present a health or pollution hazard. 



What To Bring:

 Fluorescent lights 

 Transmission fluid


 Motor Oil & Filters 




 Oil-based paints 



 Pool & Spa Chemicals




 Bases, such as drain cleaner,  tub & tile cleaner, and etching  products

 Old gasoline


 Lead-based paint



 Aerosol cans

 Propane cylinders (small only)

 Mecury Thermostats (Additional drop off locations here)

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 Donations are welcome!

 *All batteries, latex paint, and up to 20 fluorescents are accepted free of charge every day!


 WHO: Tehama County  Residents and small  businesses only.

 Please bring proof of  residency.  


 Tehama County/ Red Bluff  Landfill

 19995 Plymire Rd. RB 


 Corning Disposal (Waste  Management)

 3281 Hwy 99W, Corning 96021


 WHEN: See Calendar of  Events  


 RULES: Limit 50 lb/load  (D.O.T.)   Please keep wastes  in original containers.  

 HOW MUCH:   Free for  households.

 Donations are appreciated!

Small fees apply to businesses and government agencies (Small Quantity Generators).

 Business and government must  make an appointment. Call  528-1103 to schedule an  appointment.


Check out our advertising insert promoting proper disposal of hazardous wastes including 1lb. propane cylinders, funded by CalRecycle


What NOT to Bring:

 Food waste


 Yard waste






 Televisions or Monitors

 Railroad Ties



 Construction wastes such as  drywall, glass, etc.

 Medical Waste/Sharps   see sharps disposal locations .  

No explosives, medical waste, ammunition or radioactive waste.


Your cooperation helps make HHW Collection safe and cost effective. You save money and protect your home and community from toxic pollution.

For more information, check out our HHW brochures (English or Spanish), give us a call at 528-1103

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Green Building Code Compliance

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Demolition and/or Construction Projects in Tehama County may need to comply with: 


                                                 √ City of Red Bluff Construction and Demolition Ordinance

                                                 √ California Green Building Code

                                                 √ Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Construction

To comply with the Green Building Code, and/or LEED standards, the permit holder shall:
  1. Complete a Waste Management Pre-Construction Plan prior to issuance of a building or demolition permit and submit to the address below in person or by certified mail. 

  2. Submit a completed Waste Management Plan Final Report within 30 days after project completion to the address provided below in person or by certified mail.

  3. Demonstrate that at least 65% (by weight or volume, not both) of jobsite debris was diverted from disposal in a landfill by providing receipts and/or gate tags from all facilities and service providers used for recycling, reuse and disposal of jobsite debris.

                               Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency

                               20000 Plymire Rd.

                               Red Bluff, CA 96080

Please use the Green Building Code Guidance document and memo to help comply with the Code and complete the aforementioned forms. 

Construction and Demolition Debris Reuse and Recycling Program brochure

Please see the brochure and the Self-haul Tips page for information regarding specific material types. With further questions contact the Agency at 530-528-1103.


Self Haul Tips

 Self-Haul Tips:

Secure your Load -else pay $10.00.

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There is a $10.00 unsecured load fee will be assessed for all unsecured loads. To avoid the fee be sure to cover and tie down your load with a tarp or full-coverage fabric and rope.

Segregated Load

•  There is no charge for dropping-off recyclables. To avoid charging recyclables as trash, divide the load keeping all recyclables separate from trash prior to arrival. 

 •  Metal, e-waste, clean asphalt, concrete, brick, and dirt/soil up to 5 cubic yards are accepted free of charge. To avoid fee(s) be sure to separate each material type prior to arrival. 

•  To maximize efficiency, divide the load keeping yard waste separate from bulk metal and trash prior to arrival.


Carpet is recyclable! 

•  Free of Debris - make sure the carpet is clean, dry and free of debris.

•  Roll it up. 

•  Separate the carpet from the pad.

For more carpet recycling information please see the Post-Consumer Carpet Recycling Guide.

Recycling tips for carpet installers can be viewed here.