April 27 event is part of Keep Kern Clean Program, Volunteers get a free lunch

Kern County Supervisor David Couch is joining efforts with the City of Taft, the Taft Chamber of Commerce and Taft College to help clean up the Taft community through the Keep Kern Clean Program on April 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

This clean-up day is being organized to improve the image of the Taft community.

Volunteers are being sought to help clean up trash and litter on various vacant lots and along Wood Street from Highway 33 to South 10th Street. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Veterans Park on Kern Street and be dispatched to their clean-up area. Trash bags, gloves and bottled water will be provided for the volunteers. Volunteers should wear work clothes and closed toed shoes. To volunteer call Christy Lowe at 763-1222 ext. 34.

A thank you lunch will be provided to volunteers at Veterans Park after the clean-up at noon.

Lunch is being sponsored by Occidental of Elk Hills, Vintage Production of California, Albertsons, Fastenal & Dreyer's.

Westside Waste Management, Inc. will provide several 40 cubic-yard containers for collection and transportation of the trash.

The Kern County Waste Management Department will provide a fee waiver for disposal at the Taft Landfill.

Keep Kern Clean is a part of a county-wide program of the Kern County Waste Management Department designed to eradicate illegal dumping in Kern County.

In addition to organizing community clean ups, the program informs residents about materials accepted at landfills, locations and hours of landfills, proper disposal of household hazardous waste and bulky waste materials, recycling centers, code enforcement policies and school education programs.

The Keep Kern Clean program is on-going.