Public Notices

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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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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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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Only Essential Trips to the Landfill and Transfer Stations Requested

Our Kern County Recycling and Sanitary Landfills and Transfer Stations have experienced a dramatic increase in residential traffic after the stay-at-home order went into effect in March. We are asking that…

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Changes to Kern Regional Transit Routes

Changes are coming to most Kern Transit Routes. You can still plan your trip at KernTransit.org, or call 1-800-323-2396, option “1”, if you need special accommodations related to these changes.…

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All Residential Hazardous Waste Collection Events Have Been POSTPONED

  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Kern County area, the Public Works Department has decided to postpone all one-day Residential Hazardous Waste Collection Events until further notice. Thank…

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March 23, 2020 Updated List of Critical Services

Due to the quickly changing situation related to the Coronavirus, Kern County has declared a local emergency effective immediately. Please see this list of Critical Services still available from Kern…

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Kern County Public Works’ Updated List of Critical Services

Due to the quickly changing situation related to the Coronavirus, Kern County has declared a local emergency effective immediately. Please see this list of Critical Services still available from Kern…

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Kern County Has Declared A Local Emergency Due To COVID-19

Due to the quickly changing situation related to the Coronavirus, Kern County has declared a local emergency effective immediately. Please see this list of Essential Services still available from Kern…

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Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

      Oh, Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree – what do I do with your branches? Each year, the Kern County Public Works Department hosts its Annual Christmas Tree…

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