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Curbside Residential Recycling

Access to residential Curbside Recycling Programs vary - depending upon where you live in Kern County.

The communities of Arvin, California City, Delano, Kern Valley, Maricopa, McFarland, Metro-Bakersfield, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi and Wasco have a CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM for common residential recyclable materials. This blue bin program lets residents recycle a variety of common materials including aluminum, cardboard, glass, junk mail, newspaper, #1 through #7 plastic, steel, and tin cans. Their program is part of the overall waste diversion plan for those communities and is available as a part of the regular trash service.

For more information on these programs, please visit Kern County Public Works Recycling Portal.

Boron, Mojave, and Rosamond residents are a part of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) program. East Kern County residents, with trash service, can toss residential recyclable materials into the hauler-provided trash containers. Recyclable materials are sorted out at the "MRF" on Dennison Road.


Contact Information:

  • Arvin     (661) 245-0714
  • Bakersfield, Incorporated     (661) 326-3114
  • Bakersfield, Unincorporated     (661) 862-8900
  • California City     (760) 463-6024
  • Delano     (661) 721-3350
  • East Kern County     (661) 947-7197
  • Kern Valley     (760) 379-2618
  • Maricopa     (661) 763-5135
  • McFarland     (661) 792-3937
  • Ridgecrest     (760) 463-6024
  • Shafter     (661) 758-5313
  • Taft     (661) 763-5135
  • Tehachapi (661) 822-2200 ext. 2
  • Wasco     (661) 758-7270

Kern County Public Works Department

Mission Statement: To provide public infrastructure, facilitate development, and deliver services that protect and enhance the lives of the people of Kern County.

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