BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Works Department is holding three household hazardous waste collection events in August. 

Residents can drive up and drop off their hazardous waste free of charge at four locations next month between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The events are for residential hazardous waste only. Commercial or business waste will not be accepted. 

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

The schedule is as follows:

Aug. 7: Tehachapi Recycling & Sanitary Landfill, 12001 Tehachapi Blvd.

Aug. 14: Shafter-Wasco Recycling & Sanitary Landfill, 17621 Scofield Ave.

Aug. 21: Kern Valley Transfer Station, 6092 Wulstein Ave.

Residents are urged to follow these safety guidelines when transporting hazardous waste:

  • Transport no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip, and no more than five gallons per single container.
  • Make sure containers are not leaking and are properly labeled.
  • Do not mix materials.
  • Keep materials separated and away from passengers.