The Kern County Public Works Department operates seven recycling & sanitary landfills, nine transfer stations, and one bin site. Residents are not charge a waste disposal fee for ordinary household trash. See specific disposal sites for Residential or Commercial waste disposal fees.

For proper classification of the waste you bring to the landfill, gate attendants may ask specific questions to better understand what type of waste you are bringing into the site.

 
Bena
Boron
Buttonwillow          
Glennville
Keene
Kern Valley
Lebec
Lorraine / Twin Oaks
McFarland / Delano
Mojave / Rosamond
Randsburg
Ridgecrest
Roberts Lane
Shafter / Wasco
Taft
Tehachapi
Appliances: Refrigerators, stoves, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, washers and dryers, water heaters, etc.Construction: Construction or Demolition Waste: plywood, drywall, roof shingles, lumber, concrete, asphalt, etc.
Dead Animals: Dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, deer, sheep and goats, etc.Electronics: Televisions, computer monitors and towers, alarm clocks, stereos, boom boxes, virtually anything with a cord.
Furniture: Sofas, chairs, tables, hutches, dressers, desks, shelves, trunks, etc.Green Waste: Grass, plant clippings, tree limbs, branches, etc.
Household Trash: regular kitchen waste, bathroom trash, municipal garbage, etc.Tires: Up-to-four regular passenger tires or lightweight truck tires are accepted FREE, each year, at limited County disposal sites.
Treated Wood: fencing, railroad ties or telephone pole type materials.Used Motor Oil: Cars, trucks, tractors, farm equipment, etc.

Firearms or explosives;
Hazardous wastes;
Hot ashes;
Liquids of any kind;
Waste from outside Kern County.

If you have anything out of the ordinary, please call the Public Works Department before you attempt to bring it to a disposal site at (661) 862-8900 or (800) 552-KERN.

What is Non-Chargeable Residential Waste?

Non-chargeable residential waste, in general, is any household or yard waste that would normally go into a residential waste can.

There are other household waste items that can also be disposed of without cost. Examples: large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers and dryers); furniture (sofas, chairs, desks, patio furniture and mattresses) and tree trimmings.

All disposal sites are CLOSED: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Types

Landfill Disposal Sites

Landfills

Transfer Station Disposal Sites

Transfer Stations

Bin Disposal Sites

Bin Sites

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Bena

Landfill Site
2951 Neumarkel Road,
Bakersfield, CA 93307

Boron

Landfill Site
11400 Boron Ave,
Boron, CA 93516

Mojave-Rosamond

Landfill Site
400 Silver Queen Road,
Mojave, CA 93501

Ridgecrest

Landfill Site
3301 West Bowman Road,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Shafter-Wasco

Landfill Site
17621 Scofield Road,
Shafter, CA 93263

Taft

Landfill Site
13351 Elk Hills Road,
Taft, CA 93268

Tehachapi

Landfill Site
12001 East Tehachapi Blvd.,
Tehachapi, CA93561

Buttonwillow

Transfer Station Site
41751 Sullivan Rd,
Buttonwillow, CA 93206

Glennville

Transfer Station Site
9301 Hwy 155,
Glennville, CA 93226

Keene

Transfer Station Site
29592 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd
Keene, CA 93531

Kern Valley

Transfer Station Site
6092 Wulstein Avenue,
Kernville, CA 93238

Lebec

Transfer Station Site
300 Landfill Road,
Lebec, CA 93243

Loraine-Twin Oaks

Transfer Station Site
34007 Sand Canyon Road,
Twin Oaks, CA 93518

McFarland-Delano

Transfer Station Site
11249 Stradley Avenue,
Delano, CA 93215

Roberts Lane

Transfer Station Site
1900 Roberts Lane,
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Randsburg

Bin Site
38155 Goler Road
Randsburg, CA 93528