Recycling: Tehama County RMDZ recycling infrastructure includes a large material recovery facility and a network of smaller ones located throughout the county. Tehama manages secondary feedstock recycling through its curbside collection, and buy-back and drop-off programs. Commercial or self-haul customers primarily transport recyclables. The county has three transfer stations (Mineral, Manton, and Paynes Creek) operated by Waste Connections. These transfer stations are about 30-50 minutes from Red Bluff. Rancho Tehama Association operates a fourth transfer station. Waste Connections operates a material recovery facility at the Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill, which uses two sorting lines. One line is for construction and demolition and self-haul loads of trash, and the other is for single-stream recyclables. There are no charges for recyclables at the landfill.
Tehama County has 19 K-12 schools. In fall 2009, Shasta College celebrated its new Tehama campus, a state-of-the-art facility. The new campus boasts a centralized student services area, high-tech classrooms and computer labs, and its very own science lab to support the growing needs in environmental, forestry science, and other lab-based programs. Shasta College was awarded an Industry Driven Regional Collaborative (IDRC) Renewable Energy Grant and an (IDRC) Building Green Grant to develop training in the fields of photovoltaic/solar and wind generation and green construction.
Transportation: There are two major highways in Tehama County. The first, Interstate 5, bisects the county and connects north to Redding and Oregon and south to Sacramento, San Francisco, and other areas. The second major highway is State Highway 99. It connects the county to Butte, Sutter, and Yuba counties. Other highways in Tehama County include State Highway 36, which connects the county to southern Humboldt County and northern Mendocino County to the west; and Lake Almanor, Susanville, and Highway 395 to Reno to the east. State Highway 89 also has a short section in Tehama County. It connects the county to Lassen National Park to the north and Plumas County to the east. There are two public airports within Tehama County: Corning Municipal Airport, which is owned and operated by the City of Corning; and the Red Bluff Municipal Airport, which is owned and operated by the City of Red Bluff. There are two rail lines running through Tehama County, both operated by Union Pacific Railroad. The first is a major north-south rail link connecting the county to Sacramento to the south and Portland, Oregon to the north. The line runs through Los Molinos, Tehama, Gerber, Las Flores, and Red Bluff during its journey north. The second line connects to the first in the City of Tehama and extends south to the west side of the Sacramento Valley. It terminates in Davis, and provides convenient access to another line that connects to the San Francisco Bay Area at Davis. This line also provides rail access for Corning. In addition to local public transit, Amtrak and Greyhound services also serve Tehama County.