Press Releases

2018 Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-Off Locations

It’s that time of year again! The holiday lights are out, the Christmas tree is up and decorated, but what happens after Christmas? The Kern County Public Works Department has…

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Extended Operation of Roberts Lane Transfer Station

The Kern County Public Works Department has decided to continue with operations of the Transfer Station held at 1900 Roberts Lane. The Transfer Station will continue to have the special…

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Lebec Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Cancelled

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event scheduled at the Lebec Transfer Station for this Saturday, January 21, 2017 has been CANCELLED due to the weather and possible road closures.  “We…

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One Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Scheduled for Erskine Fire Affected Communities

In response to the Erskine Fire, the Kern County Public Works Department has scheduled a special One Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, July 23, 2016 to target…

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Erskine Fire Temporary Residential Trash Collection Sites

Due to the Erskine Fire, four temporary collection sites have been set up to assist residents from the affected areas with disposal of food waste resulting by the prolonged power…

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Collection Event for Large Bulky Waste Items Saturday, October 24, 2015

Once again, the Kern County Public Works Department and Kern Refuse Haulers are joining efforts to help beautify our community by hosting a Bulky Waste Collection Event on Saturday, October…

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event scheduled at the Lebec Transfer Station for Saturday, October 17, 2015 is CANCELLED

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event scheduled at the Lebec Transfer Station for this Saturday, October 17, 2015 has been CANCELLED due to the weather and road closures. “We have…

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Kern County Disposal Sites Closed for the 4th of July Holiday

All Kern County landfills and transfer stations will be closed Saturday, 4th of July, 2015 in observance of Independence Day.  “We recognize that people clean up around their yards and home…

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Christmas Tree Recycling

It’s here once again!  The gifts have been opened, the food has been eaten and, the lights will soon come down the Christmas tree.  What can you do with that…

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The California K-12 Schools Recycling Challenge

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,…

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Kern County Public Works Department

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