Most people in Kern County have curbside trash collection. From Lost Hills to Boron, local waste haulers are contracted, under a franchise system, to provide this service to residents living within the County. Incorporated cities negotiate their own hauling contracts to provide trash collection. The only exception is within the City of Bakersfield where the City’s Solid Waste Division and local waste haulers provide curbside refuse collection.
There are remote areas of the County whereby collection service is provided through bin sites and transfer stations. Residents living in rural, unincorporated county areas may contact the Public Works Department to find out more information regarding available disposal options.
Within the Metro Bakersfield area, curbside collection of trash and greenwaste are standard. Residents receive two containers for this service. Trash is picked-up by the City of Bakersfield’s Solid Waste Division OR by one of the local waste haulers listed below:
- Howard’s Garbage Service (661) 832-1179
- Price Environmental (661) 831-2653
- Superior Sanitation (661) 831-3551
- Valley Garbage (661) 323-8154
- Varner and Son, Inc. (661) 588-7908
- Varner Brothers, Inc. (661) 399-2944
- City of Bakersfield Residents (661) 326-3114 or http://www.bakersfieldcity.us/
- Unincorporated Bakersfield Residents Check the name of the Franchise Waste Hauler printed on the side of your waste toter provided for trash collection. If you still do not know which of the Franchise Garbage Haulers provides your CURBSIDE TRASH COLLECTION SERVICE call: (661) 862-8900.
LARGE ITEM (Bulky) WASTE COLLECTION
Metro Bakersfield residents also have curbside collection of large household items. This “Call-to-Schedule” service is free to residents and provides an easy opportunity to get rid of bulky household items such as mattresses, couches, appliances and the like. Items are picked up and are re-used, re-cycled or disposed of. For information on the CURBSIDE LARGE (BULKY) WASTE ITEM COLLECTION call:
- City of Bakersfield Residents: (661) 326-3114
- Unincorporated Metro-Bakersfield Residents: (661) 322-6863
Common large items collected include:
- Furniture: sofas, love seats, chairs, tables, desks, shelving units, mattresses, bed frames, box springs and dressers.
- Appliances: washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, microwave ovens and range tops.
- Outdoor Toys/Patio: lawn chairs, patio tables, patio chairs, large toys, grills and kiddie pools.
- NO Household Hazardous Waste: paint, varnish, motor oil, automotive fluids, car batteries, insecticide, pesticide, pool/spa chemicals, bleach, ammonia, household or shop cleaners.
- No Tires.
- No construction, demolition or remodeling materials.
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For residents in the City of Arvin, the City provides service for curbside refuse, green waste, and recycling through Mountainside Disposal at (661) 831-2837.
Boron, Golden Hills, Mojave, Rosamond
These east side communities receive curbside collection service through Benz Sanitation at (661) 822-5273. Residential Recyclables are sorted out of regular trash.
Buttonwillow, Ford City, Lost Hills
These communities receive curbside collection service through Westside Waste at (661) 763-5135.
For residents in the City of California City, the City provides service for curbside refuse, greenwaste, and recycling through Waste Management Inc. at (866) 831-9489. The surrounding unincorporated areas are served through Benz Sanitation at (760) 375-8495.
For residents in the City of Delano, the City provides service for curbside refuse, green waste, and recycling through Sunset Waste Systems. Questions can be directed to the City of Delano Public Works at (661) 721-3550.
Frazier Park, Lebec, Pine Mountain Club
These mountain communities are serviced through Mountainside Disposal at (661) 831-2837.
Kern River Valley
The Kern River Valley communities are serviced through Thomas Refuse Service at (760) 379-2618
The community of Lamont is serviced through Lamont Sanitation at (661) 588-7908.
For residents in the City of McFarland, the City provides service for curbside refuse, greenwaste, and recycling through R & F Disposal at (661) 792-3937.
For residents in the City of Ridgecrest, the City provides curbside refuse, green waste, and recycling through Waste Management Inc. at (866) 831-9489. The surrounding unincorporated areas are serviced through Benz Sanitation at (760) 375-8495.
For residents in the City of Shafter, the City provides service for curbside refuse and seasonal green waste. Carousel Recycling provides a curbside recycling program. Questions can be directed to the City of Shafter Public Works Department at (661) 746-5002.
For residents in the City of Wasco, the City provides service for curbside refuse and green waste. Sunset Waste LLP provides a voluntary recycling program. Questions can be directed to the City of Wasco Public Works Department at (661) 758-7271.