Hazardous waste collection in Tehachapi January 29 | Messages

Kern County Public Works will host another household hazardous waste collection event on January 29 in Tehachapi. Residents can drive up for free and hand in their hazardous waste. Commercial or business waste will not be accepted.

The event will be held on January 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Tehachapi Recycling and Sanitary Landfill, 112001 Tehachapi Blvd.

When traveling to an event or facility with household hazardous waste, it is important to practice safe transportation practices. Please note these safety instructions:

• Transport no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip and no more than 5 gallons per single container.

• Ensure containers are leakproof and properly labelled.

• Do not mix materials.

• Keep materials separate and away from passengers.

Household hazardous waste is any product purchased for use in or around the home which, if improperly disposed of, may pose a risk to human health or the environment. These products include household cleaners, deodorants, personal care products, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, pet care products, paint products, photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, and automotive products and fluids. Even if a product can be easily bought at the local store, it can still be harmful to you, your family and the environment.

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