Press Releases

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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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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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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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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