The California Recycling Challenge is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for K-12 school recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their school communities.  Over a one month period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of… [ read more » ]

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning that will remain in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon.  Kern County disposal sites in the valley communities will remain open however, the public may wish to postpone trips to landfills or transfer stations until weather conditions improve. “We recommend that anyone that needs to... [ read more » ]

The Tehachapi Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event scheduled for this Saturday, December 7, 2013 has been CANCELLED due to weather conditions. The next event in Tehachapi is scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2014. “In the meantime, residents in the Tehachapi Mountain communities are welcome to visit the Special Waste Facilities in Mojave or Bakersfield to… [ read more » ]

All Kern County landfills and transfer stations will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2013, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. “We recognize that people clean up around their yards and home during the holiday and we want to get the out the word that landfills, transfer stations, Special Waste Facility and the City of Bakersfield… [ read more » ]

Beginning August 1, 2010, the Waste Management Department will be charging $5.00 per ton, with a $5.00 minimum per load fee, for vehicles that come to any of its disposal sites with an untarped or unsecured load. In a recent survey conducted by the Department, it was determined that 57 percent of vehicles visiting county… [ read more » ]

The Keep Kern Roads Clean program is the road to a cleaner county. Individuals, organizations, and businesses volunteer to clean-up sections of roadside within Kern County’s Road System. From Lost Hills to Boron; Shafter to Frazier Park; Lamont to Inyokern; flyaway trash, tossed-out litter and illegal dumping plague our roadways. The Keep Kern Roads Clean… [ read more » ]

Improper disposal of used “sharps” (needles, syringes and lancets) can injure children, home health care providers, sanitation workers and pets. Now there is a safe solution! Bring your used sharps to one of the three Kern County Special Waste Facility locations  for proper and convenient disposal (Click Here for Locations) . Free “Biohazard” rigid plastic sharps… [ read more » ]

In our continued effort to reduce the illegal dumping of tires, we are embarking on a pilot project to accept up to four (4) light duty tires from residential properties, once per year, at NO CHARGE. To qualifiy for this program, the following criteria must be met: Up to 4 Light Duty Tires – Once per Year Self Hauled… [ read more » ]

Kern County residents are no longer allowed to dispose of “Universal Waste” at landfills. What is Universal Waste? Universal Waste includes but is not limited to: Batteries Fluorescent tubes Non-empty aerosol cans Mercury thermometers Flashing athletic shoes Flashing jewelry Cell phones Game consoles Television picture tubes Flat panel computer monitors Singing greeting cards Universal Waste is accepted… [ read more » ]