Batteries are Recyclable!

Batteries are NOT Accepted as Trash.

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


​All-Battery Boxes, like the one pictured, have been placed at seven (7) 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. All businesses in Tehama County that do not want to participate in 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.

Please take batteries to the following locations:
  • Alsco Irrigation, Inc. 535 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff
  • 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 Branc740 Third St., Corning

  • Tehama County Library-Red Bluff Branch 545 Diamond Ave., Red Bluff
  • Nu Way Market 8049 Golden State Hwy, Los Molinos
​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

  • Gott Country Store 18367 Bowman Rd., Cottonwood
  • Dollar General Market 460 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff

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

  • Grocery Outlet 580 S. Main St., Red Bluff

  • Walmart 608 Luther Rd., Red Bluff

  • Tehama County Environmental Health 633 Washington St., Red Bluff

  • Los Molinos Ace Hardware 7930 Hwy 99E, Los Molinos

  • Sacramento River Discovery Center 1000 Sale Ln., Red Bluff

  • Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency 20000 Plymire Rd., Red Bluff

  • Walgreens 1145 S. Main St., Red Bluff

  • Lake California (community residents only) 19999 Lake California Dr., Cottonwood

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

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


City of Corning Residents:

​Drop off your spent batteries at any of the All-Battery Box locations listed above.

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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