Public Notices

Fourth of July Holiday Closures

All Kern County landfills, transfer stations, and special waste facilities will be closed Sunday, 4th of July, 2021 in observance of Independence Day. All landfills, transfer stations, and special waste facilities…

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Keep Kern Beautiful Looking To Recruit Committee Members

    Kern County, CA (Mar. 3, 2021) – Over the past year, the Kern County Public Works Department has been working diligently with different community members throughout the County…

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January 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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Roberts Lane & Buttonwillow Transfer Stations Permanently Closed

Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the Public Works Department has decided to permanently close two of temporary facilities: the Roberts Lane and Buttonwillow transfer stations. Residents who previously used the Roberts…

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2020 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Every year, Kern County Public Works promotes the Christmas Tree Recycling Program that runs from Saturday, December 26, 2020, through Sunday, January 10, 2021. This program encourages residents throughout the…

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Changes To Treated Wood Waste Acceptance At County Landfills

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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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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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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