Kern County Hosts Garbage Collection Event January 8 | News

Kern County Public Works officials are hosting a three-location waste collection event on January 8, providing Kern County residents with the option of getting rid of their bulk waste, such as furniture, appliances, free of charge. and other large household items.

Drop-off points, which are offered for the purpose of combating illegal dumping, will be open from 8 am to noon at: Meadows Field Airport, located at 1401 Skyway Drive; Kern Medical, located at 1700 Mt. Vernon Ave .; and Kern County Fairgrounds, located at 1142 South P St.

Bulk waste includes, but is not limited to, household appliances such as refrigerators and water heaters, mattresses, furniture, electronics, barbecues and other major household items, according to a press release from the county. .

Tires will also be accepted at the event. All items will be accepted free of charge, and The Salvation Army will also be available to accept donations of items that can be reused.

Items not accepted at the event include: construction waste, demolition and renovation waste, household waste, green waste, hazardous waste and commercial waste, according to county officials. Acceptable items can only be dropped off during the designated day and time.

Residents of the Metro-Bakersfield unincorporated area can also schedule a curbside bulky waste collection for a maximum of two (2) items per month by calling (661) 322-6863.