Press Releases

Tarp Your Trash Fee Targets Roadside Litter

Beginning August 1, 2010, the Waste Management Department will be charging $5.00 per ton, with a $5.00 minimum per load fee, for vehicles that come to any of its disposal…

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Keep Kern Roads Clean Program

The Keep Kern Roads Clean program is the road to a cleaner county. Individuals, organizations, and businesses volunteer to clean-up sections of roadside within Kern County’s Road System. From Lost…

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Sharps Disposal Program for Home Generated Sharps

Improper disposal of used “sharps” (needles, syringes and lancets) can injure children, home health care providers, sanitation workers and pets. Now there is a safe solution! Bring your used sharps…

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Tire Program Pilot Project

In our continued effort to reduce the illegal dumping of tires, we are embarking on a pilot project to accept up to four (4) light duty tires from residential properties, once per…

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Universal Waste

Kern County residents are no longer allowed to dispose of “Universal Waste” at landfills. What is Universal Waste? Universal Waste includes but is not limited to: Batteries Fluorescent tubes Non-empty aerosol cans…

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