Resource Management


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

Household Hazardous Waste

Proper Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Many common household and garden products that you use in your daily life contain toxic ingredients, which can endanger people, animals, and the water, air, and soil. These products can be identified by warning labels such as:

CAUTION, DANGER, TOXIC, POISON, FLAMMABLE, WARNING, KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

These products should never be thrown in the trash or recycling bin, flushed down the toilet, or dumped down the drain or storm sewer. They should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility for proper disposal. 

Safer, Non-Toxic Alternatives to Hazardous Home and Garden Products

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, it is estimated that Americans generate 530,000 tons of household hazardous waste each year! While proper disposal is essential, it is just as critical to reduce the amount you buy and use. The following websites will help you find less-toxic products for use in your home and garden. These alternatives are safe, effective, and often-times less expensive than their hazardous equivalents:

Hazardous Waste Disposal for Businesses

Businesses must follow specific guidelines to manage, store, treat, transport, and dispose/recycle paints and other hazardous wastes, and should contact the Shasta County Department of Resource Management Environmental Health, CUPA Program for more information on management of paints and other hazardous materials.

Businesses can take universal waste (fluorescent lights and household batteries) to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. Universal waste is accepted from businesses for a fee, by appointment only. Call the City of Redding to make an appointment or for more information 224-6201.

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