Contact Information

1855 Placer Street
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 225-5789
within Shasta County:
   (800) 528-2850
Fax: (530) 225-5807

Office Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

Community Education Section (CES)

Richard W. Simon, AICP, Director

1855 Placer Street, Suite 200
Redding, California 96001
Phone: (530) 225-5789
Fax: (530) 225-5413

The Department consolidated its existing community outreach programs into the Community Education Section (CES) in February 1994. This innovative Section provides a multitude of educational activities both in the schools and as part of community events. Programs are designed to impart lifestyle changes and prevent the imposition of regulatory control. CES focuses on the following four programs:

  • Solid Waste Reduction (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & Buy Recycled)
  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Safer Alternatives
  • Air Quality Awareness -- Exhaust Emission Reduction
  • Used Motor Oil Recycling

CES also provides support for the four Department divisions: Air Quality Management District, Building, Environmental Health, and Planning.


Emergency Guidance on Wildfires #1: Handling Ash, Debris, and other Hazardous Materials

Emergency Guidance on Wildfires #2: Management Options for Expedited Collection of Hazardous Wastes from Burned Areas



Find a free paint drop-off site near you by visiting or calling 855-PAINT09

Free Drug Take-Back Event

Saturday, September 27th, 2014, 10am - 2pm
Call 245-6858 for more information.

Visit to see if an event is scheduled in your community.

Free Waste Tire Disposal

No events are scheduled at this time.

Tires can be properly disposed of for a fee at the following locations:

Anderson Landfill, 347-5236
City of Redding Transfer Station, 224-6201
West Central Landfill, 396-2555
For more information Call 225-5789

Free Household Hazardous Waste

No events are scheduled at this time.

Shasta County residents can utilize the City of Redding's Household Hazardous Waste Facility at no charge.

Call 224-6201 or visit: City of Redding Household Hazardous Waste Facility

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