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Kern Transit Unveils NEW Electric Bus for Rideshare Week 2019!

Kern County Public Works and Kern Council of Governments will be hosting a press conference to launch “Ride Share” week and to introduce our first fully electric Kern Transit Bus…

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Fall Bulky Waste Collection Event – Saturday, October 19, 2019

BULKY WASTE COLLECTION EVENT 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…

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October 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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September 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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August 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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Bakersfield College Students Can Ride Kern Transit for Free

For the second year in a row, Kern Transit will be offering free rides to all enrolled Bakersfield College students with a valid student ID on all 100-numbered routes. Free…

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Locations for July

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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All Facilities Closed Fourth of July Holiday

All Kern County landfills and transfer stations will be closed Thursday, 4th of July, 2019 in observance of Independence Day. All landfills, transfer stations, and special waste facilities will resume their…

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Grand Re-opening of the Buttonwillow & Lost Hills Transfer Stations

The Kern County Public Works Department is pleased to announce the grand re-opening of the Buttonwillow and Lost Hills Transfer Stations! The department made this decision in response to the…

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Mojave Transit Center

The Kern County Public Works Department is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the future site of the Mojave Transit Center, one of the latest expansion efforts for Kern Transit.…

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