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Household hazardous waste collection events for October

Hazardous waste drop-off collection event
Posted at 3:14 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 18:14:27-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — Kern County Public Works hosts monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events throughout the County of Kern. Commercial or business waste will not be accepted. The schedule for these collection events for the month of October, are as follows:

  1. Oct. 3, 2020 – Tehachapi Recycling & Sanitary Landfill, 12001 Tehachapi Blvd, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  2. Oct. 10, 2020 – Ridgecrest SWF, 3301 Bowman Road, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  3. Oct. 17, 2020 – Taft Recycling and Sanitary Landfill, 13351 Elk Hills Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  4. Oct. 24, 2020 – Boron Recycling and Sanitary Landfill, 11400 Boron Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  5. Oct. 24, 2020 – Ridgecrest SWF, 3301 Bowman Road, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  6. Oct. 31, 2020 – Tehachapi Recycling & Sanitary Landfill, 12001 Tehachapi Blvd, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additionally, residential HHW can also be dropped off at these permanent Kern County Special Waste Facilities:

  • The Metro-Bakersfield KCSWF is located at 4951 Standard Street and is open every Wed, Thu, Fri, and Sat, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Mojave KCSWF is located at 17035 Finnin Street and is open the first Saturday every other month, from 9 a.m. to noon (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov).
  • The Ridgecrest KCSWF is located at 3301 Bowman Road and is open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

When traveling with HHW to any event or facility, it’s important to practice safe transportation procedures. Please follow these safety guidelines:

  • Transport no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip, and no more than 5 gallons per single container.
  • Make sure containers are not leaking and are properly labeled.
  • Do not mix materials.
  • Keep materials separated and away from passengers.

Residential hazardous waste is products, purchased for use in or around the home, that when improperly discarded, may threaten human health or the environment.

Check here for more information on household hazardous waste, collection events, and guidelines.