BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - With growing concerns for the environment, the Metropolitan Recycling Corporation unveiled its new state of the art recycling facility.
The grand opening was held Wednesday morning with the presence of many city leaders. The new facility was constructed to operate faster and with more efficiency, with the help of its 20-ton per hour recycling capabilities.
This all comes in an effort to abide by new state requirements for increased recycling programs and county collaboration with other green organizations.
The new operation is expected to add more than two dozen permanent jobs in addition to all the jobs created through the construction process.
Down Syndrome Awareness Walk
Kern County residents also want to raise awareness for people with down syndrome.
Many families participated in MS Walk
Families came together to raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis or MS.
Veterinarians offer free pet exams
This weekend's perfect weather gave people reason to visit Oaks Pet Hospital as officials hosted a special clinic for animals.
Red Cross launches Team Firestopper
Another major concern impacting Kern County and the rest of the country are house fires.