KERN COUNTY, Calif. — The Kern County Public Works Department hosts monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events throughout the County of Kern.
Residents can drive-up and drop off their hazardous waste free of charge at any of these one-day collection events. HHW collection events are for residential hazardous waste only. Commercial or business waste will not be accepted.
The schedule for these one-day collection events for the month of January are as follows:
- Saturday, Jan. 2 and 30, 2021 – Tehachapi Recycling and Sanitary Landfill, 12001 Tehachapi Blvd, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Additionally, residential HHW can always be dropped off at these permanent Kern County Special Waste Facilities:
- Metro-Bakersfield SWF, located at 4951 Standard Street, is open every Wed, Thu, Fri, and Sat, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Mojave SWF, located at 17035 Finnin Street, is open the first Saturday every other month from 9 a.m. to noon (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov).
- Ridgecrest SWF, located at 3301 Bowman Road, is open the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Check here for more information on household hazardous waste, collection events, and guidelines.