Press Releases

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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Collection Event for Large Bulky Waste Items Saturday, April 13, 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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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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Kern County Public Works Department

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