One-day event will be held on Oct. 19 for Kern County residents only
In order to provide residential household hazardous waste collection services to residents in outlying communities one-day drop off collection events are scheduled throughout Kern County for October. All of these events are from 9 a.m. to noon only, and are for Kern County residents only.
These drive-up events are for household residential waste only.
No commercial or business waste will be accepted.
For Westside residents a drop-off will be held on Saturday Oct. 19 at the Taft Recycling & Sanitary Landfill, 13351 Elk Hills Road, just north of Highay 119
If you can't make that one, the Metro Kern County Special Waste Facility is open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The facility is located at 4951 Standard Street, in Bakersfield.
What is household hazardous waste?
Residential hazardous wastes are products, purchased for use in or around the home, that when improperly discarded may threaten human health or the environment. These products include: household cleaners; deodorizers; some personal hygiene products; pesticides; herbicides; insecticides; pet care products; paint products; photographic chemicals; swimming pool chemicals; and automotive products & fluids. Even though a product can be easily purchased at the local store, it can still be harmful to you, your family and the environment.
Transportation of Household hazardous waste can be dangerous. People are asked to follow these safety 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 not leaking and are properly labeled.
•Do not mix materials.
•Keep wastes separated and away from passengers.
Visit https://kernpublicworks.com/hazardous-waste/ for detailed guidelines.