Reuse of Available Products Facility (REAP)

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Consumers tend to over-purchase cleaning products and paints, leading to large volumes of leftover material that is expensive to manage and dispose of. In fact, over $70,000 is spent annually in Tehama County alone managing household hazardous waste (HHW) received from the public. Much of this HHW is not in fact waste, but products in good condition that can easily be reused.

The Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency (Agency) is providing public access to these unwanted, usable products for reuse through the REAP program, which stands for the REuse of Available Products. Various types of materials are available to the public FREE of charge including:

  • Latex Paint (interior and exterior),
  • Household Cleaners (window cleaner, degreasers, bathroom and kitchen cleaner, etc.),
  • Automotive Fluids (oil for large and small engines, antifreeze, engine cleaners, etc.),
  • Pesticides, 
  • Herbicides,
  • Adhesives,
  • Stains,
  • Detergents,
  • Fertilizers,
  • Disinfectants, and more!

All products are in original containers with original labeling intact. Product inventory fluctuates allowing various material types to be accessible. Please check out our mobile or permanent REAP Facility before buying new products. We can save you money!

The REAP program is beneficial to both the public and the  Agency. It reduces fees the Agency has to pay to properly dispose of the discarded material, as it is considered Hazardous Waste. In utilizing this facility, the public is helping to keep materials out of a Hazardous Waste Landfill elsewhere. So, before you go out and spend money on expensive paints, cleaners, or automotive fluids see what we have in stock! It could help you save money and the environment.

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Mobile REAP Program 

The Agency's new mobile REAP trailer  redistributes products to the public for free all summer long at community events throughout the County. The REAP trailer has been redistributing products at events such as the Sacramento River Discovery Center's Watershed Celebration and select Wednesday Night and Saturday Morning Farmer’s Markets in Red Bluff, and select Friday Night Farmer’s Markets in Corning. To find out where the mobile REAP trailer will be next, visit our Upcoming Events page. Please note, the REAP program does not accept Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). HHW is accepted at two HHW facilities in Tehama County on select days. Follow this link for more information regarding Household Hazardous Waste. For HHW collection days is visit our Upcoming Events page.

The Permanent REAP Facility:

Please note our NEW address at 20000 Plymire Rd. Red Bluff, CA 96080. Map

The Agency's Permanent Reuse Facility is open to the public at the Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency office located at 20000 Plymire Rd.. At this facility, the public is able to select reuse materials for FREE, Tuesday - Friday 9am-4pm.