The Kern County Waste Management Department provides environmentally safe management of liquid and solid waste. We are responsible for operating seven sanitary landfills and eight transfer stations offering disposal and recycling services at these facilities. We collaborate with various community partners in promoting recycling and ways to reduce waste. We provide residential and small business hazardous waste disposal services at three Special Waste Facilities. We maintain and conduct environmental monitoring of eight closed or inactive landfills and manage 43 inactive burn dumps throughout the County. The Department owns and operates one Waste Water Treatment plant and oversees the operation of several other smaller plants.