Press Releases

Fourth of July Holiday Closures

All Kern County landfills, transfer stations, and special waste facilities will be closed Sunday, 4th of July, 2021 in observance of Independence Day. All landfills, transfer stations, and special waste facilities…

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Tarp Your Trash, Save Your Cash

KERN COUNTY, Calif. – Beginning July 1, 2021, the Kern County Public Works Department will be charging $5.00 per ton, with a $5.00 minimum per load fee, for vehicles that…

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Keep Kern Beautiful Looking to Engage County Residents to Beautify Communities through the Great American Cleanup

KERN COUNTY, Calif. – Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has launched its 23rd annual Great American Cleanup (GAC) which began in late March and…

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Keep Kern Beautiful Looking To Recruit Committee Members

    Kern County, CA (Mar. 3, 2021) – Over the past year, the Kern County Public Works Department has been working diligently with different community members throughout the County…

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January 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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2020 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Every year, Kern County Public Works promotes the Christmas Tree Recycling Program that runs from Saturday, December 26, 2020, through Sunday, January 10, 2021. This program encourages residents throughout the…

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December 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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Changes To Treated Wood Waste Acceptance At County Landfills

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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