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Kern County Public Works HHW collection events for January 2021

Hazardous waste drop-off collection event
Posted at 4:09 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 19:10:00-05

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.

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