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Disposal Site Recycling

Disposal sites, across the County, offer residents convenient recycling opportunities. County landfills, transfer stations and bin sites provide different programs - due to disposal site size and staffing levels.

A wide variety of materials are separated from the waste stream and processed into new products. You can expect to be diverted from the sanctioned waste disposal area in order to accommodate recycling. Your materials need to be source separated and clean of contaminates. You will need to unload the items at designated recycling areas.

Disposal Site Recycling Programs include: Asphalt, Brick, Cardboard, Concrete, Dirt, Drywall, Fencing Material, Green Waste, Metal, Pallets, Motor Oil, Pipe, Plastics and Wood. Some Disposal Sites include residential recycling as well. At these locations you can recycle: Glass, #1 through #7 Plastic (except styrofoam), Junk Mail, Newspaper, Aluminum and Steel Cans. Disposal site locations offering recycling opportunities as well as a complete description of material types are listed below.

Landfills

  • Bena
  • Boron
  • Mojave-Rosamond
  • Ridgecrest
  • Shafter-Wasco
  • Taft
  • Tehachapi

Transfer Sites

  • Glennville
  • Kern Valley
  • Lebec
  • McFarland-Delano

Bin Sites

  • Keene
  • Loraine-Twin Oaks
  • Randsburg

What Can Be Recycled at Each Disposal Site? See Below…

Residential Recyclables

Glass1234567891011121314
Bottles & Jars
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Aluminum Cans
Aluminum Foil/Pie Cans
Tin (Steel)/Bi-Metal Cans
Paper1234567891011121314
White Paper
Cardboard
Cereal-Type Boxes
Magazines
Mixed Paper/Junk Mail
Newspaper
Phone Books
Plastic1234567891011121314
Plastic Containers (CRV)
#1 through #7 Bottles (No Styrofoam)
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Motor Oil/Filter

Specialty Items

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Asphalt
Brick
Concrete
Carpet
Drywall Check The Kern County Recycling Guide for a list of Recycling options.
Fencing MaterialFencing materials may be metal, plastic or wood. Search by material type.
Metal See Metal Recycling below.
Pallets See Wood Recycling below.
Electronics (e-waste)1234567891011121314
Televisions/PC-CRT Monitors(items containing a screen)
Audio/Video Components
Computer/Cellphone/Telephone parts
Printers, Copiers, Scanners
Green Waste1234567891011121314
Sod & Grass Clippings
Horse & Cattle Manure
Plants, Leaves, Brush
Appliances1234567891011121314
Ovens, Stoves, Microwaves
Refrigerators, Freezers
Washers/Dryers, Dishwashers
Water Heaters, Heaters, A/C Units
Metal1234567891011121314
Scrap Metal, Metal Siding
Chain Link Fencing, Fence Posts
Patio Furniture, Swing Set, Bicycles
Lawnmowers
Plastic1234567891011121314
Ag Film
Drip Irrigation
Hard Plastics (toys, furniture)
Tires1234567891011121314
Light Duty
Oversize
Heavy Duty
Earthmover
Tires on Rims
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Tree Trimmings
Christmas Trees
Lumber
Pallets
Wood Furniture

Discount may apply for source separated materials. Discounts will be established at the gate.

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