Hazardous waste collection events in February

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Kern County Public Works will host three events on household hazardous waste collection in February.

These fundraisers are designed to help Kern County residents dispose of hazardous household waste easily and free of charge. Simply drive up and hand in your unwanted hazardous waste.

Hazardous household waste includes household cleaners, deodorants, personal care products, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, pet care products, paint products, photographic chemicals, swimming pool chemicals, and automotive products and fluids.

According to the KCPW, if these products are not disposed of properly, it can pose a risk to human health and the environment.

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Here are the following dates and locations for hazardous waste events:

  • Saturday, February 5, at the Tehachapi Recycling & Sanitary Landfill: 12001 Tehachapi Blvd.,
    from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
  • Saturday, February 12, at the Shafter-Wasco Recycling and Sanitation Landfill: 17621 Scofield Avenue,
    from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
  • Saturday, February 26, Kern Valley interchange station: 6092 Wulstein Avenue,
    from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m

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Kern residents can also hand in household waste at the following fixed locations:

  • Metro-Bakersfield SWF: 4951 Standard Street, is open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
  • Mojave SWF: 17035 Finnin Street, Building #2, is open on the first Saturday of every month (January, March, May, July, Sept, Nov) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
  • Ridgecrest SWF: 3301 W. Bowman Road, is open 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10am to 1pm

Kern Public Works is asking residents to exercise caution when traveling with hazardous waste when going to an event or facility.

Here is a list of security 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 leak-proof and properly labelled.
  • Do not mix materials.
  • Keep materials separate and away from passengers.

For more information on hazardous waste, visit the Kern Public Works website by clicking here.

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