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Household hazardous waste collection event for November


Kern County Public Works- Kern County Public Works hosts monthly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events throughout the County. Residents can drive up and drop off their hazardous waste free of charge at any of these one-day collection events. HHW collection events are for residential hazardous waste onlv. Commercial or business waste is not accepted. Check out these one-day collection events in November:

Ridgecrest SWF: 3301 W. Bowman Road: open the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m,

When traveling with HHW to any event or facility, it’s important to practice safe transportation procedures. Please follow these safety quidelines:

Transport no more than 15 qallons 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 materials separated and away from passengers

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, personal hygiene products, pesticides, batteries (home & auto), fluorescent bulbs, 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.

For information on  Household Hazardous waste, collection and guidelines, visit