The Kern County Public Works Department operates seven landfills, four transfer stations and three bin sites. Residents are not charged 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.

We ACCEPT the Following:

 
Bena
Boron
Glennville
Keene
Kern Valley
Lebec
Lorraine / Twin Oaks
McFarland / Delano
Mojave / Rosamond
Randsburg
Ridgecrest
Shafter / Wasco
Taft
Tehachapi

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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.

What is NOT Acceptable

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

Bin Sites

Landfills

Transfer Stations

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.