Kern County Public Works holding household hazardous waste collection event next month

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Works Department is holding a household hazardous waste collection event next month. 

Residents can drive up and drop off their hazardous waste free of charge at the Tehachapi Recycling & Sanitary Landfill, located at 12001 Tehachapi Blvd., on June 5 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is 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.

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.

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