Press Releases

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, Calif. — 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…

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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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Public Works Seeks To Help Businesses Comply With State Assembly Bill No. 827

Effective July 1, 2020,  the State of California is requiring businesses to provide organics (compost) and recycling bins wherever there is public access to the business. For more details, click…

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July 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 Special Waste Facility Reopens Stop ‘n’ Shop

Kern County Public Works has officially reopened the Stop ‘n’ Shop Program located at the Kern County Special Waste Facility in Bakersfield. The Stop ‘n’ Shop, is a reuse and…

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June 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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May 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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Residential Hazardous Waste Collection Events RETURN

Beginning with events scheduled for May 2nd, 2020, the Public Works Department will resume hosting residential hazardous waste collections throughout Kern County. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Kern…

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