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Governor Gavin Newsom Vetoes Senate Bill 68

Kern County, CA – In late September, the Governor of the State of California, Gavin Newsom, vetoed Senate Bill (SB) 68. This bill focused on extending the Alternate Management Standards…

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Bena, Shafter-Wasco, Kern Valley Diversion Sites Now Accepts Used Carpet For Recycling

Bakersfield, CA – Homeowners, carpet installers, and other contractors in Kern County will be able to drop off carpet for recycling at the Bena, Shafter-Wasco, and Kern Valley diversion sites.…

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November One-Day Residential Hazardous Waste Collection

The Public Works Department sponsors several one-day Residential Hazardous Waste Collection Events, in outlying areas, each year. During these half-day opportunities, residents have the chance to bring left-over residential hazardous waste…

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Kern County Public Works Department To Host Fall Bulky Waste Collection Event

FALL BULKY WASTE COLLECTION EVENT Bakersfield, CA – Tired of holding onto unwanted household bulky waste items? The Kern County Public Works Department will be hosting its annual Fall Bulky…

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Public Works Brings Back A Second Virtual Cleanup to Kern County

Kern County, CA – With great success with the first-ever Kern County Public Works (KCPW) virtual cleanup back in August, KCPW, in association with Keep Kern Beautiful (KKB), will be…

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FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Kern County and Bakersfield

Oakland, CA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating flood maps along Lake Isabella and the Kern River around Bakersfield. New maps identify the current flood hazards and…

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Public Works Engages Community With Virtual Cleanup

Kern County, CA – August 3, 2020 – Kern County Public Works (KCPW), in association with Keep Kern Beautiful (KKB), is hosting its first-ever virtual cleanup! This event will take…

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Public Works Seeks To Help Businesses Comply With State Assembly Bill No. 827

Effective July 1, 2020,  the State of California is requiring businesses to provide organics (compost) and recycling bins wherever there is public access to the business. For more details, click…

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Kern County Special Waste Facility Reopens Stop ‘n’ Shop

Kern County Public Works has officially reopened the Stop ‘n’ Shop Program located at the Kern County Special Waste Facility in Bakersfield. The Stop ‘n’ Shop, is a reuse and…

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Residential Hazardous Waste Collection Events RETURN

Beginning with events scheduled for May 2nd, 2020, the Public Works Department will resume hosting residential hazardous waste collections throughout Kern County. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Kern…

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