As of 3/23/2020
OPEN Disposal Sites Include:
Bena, Mojave-Rosamond, Ridgecrest, Shafter-Wasco, Taft, Tehachapi, Randsburg, Boron, Glennville, Keene, Kern Valley, Lebec, Loraine-Twin Oaks, & McFarland-Delano.
However, some disposal sites will be open with limited services, please check your nearest disposal site's page for days & hours of operation.
As of 3/23/2020
The following facilities will remain CLOSED until further notice:
Buttonwillow, Lost Hills, Roberts Lane and all Special Waste Facilities. All Temporary Collection Events for Hazardous Waste have been POSTPONED.
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.
|Lorraine / Twin Oaks|
|McFarland / Delano|
|Mojave / Rosamond|
|Shafter / Wasco|
|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;
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