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The Kern County Special Waste Facility accepts residential hazardous waste.

Kern County will host a free hazardous waste collection event in Tehachapi on Oct. 30. in October. Only residential waste will be accepted, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Tehachapi Recycling and Sanitary Landfill, 12001 Tehachapi Blvd.

Household hazardous waste can also be dropped off at the following locations.

Metro-Bakersfield Solid Waste Facility: 4951 Standard St., open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Mojave Solid Waste Facility: 17035 Finnin St., open first Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, November, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Ridgecrest Solid Waste Facility: 3301 Bowman Rd., open second and fourth Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The county asks residents to transport no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste in a single trip, with no more than five pounds per container. Containers must not leak. Materials must not be mixed. Materials should be separated from passengers.

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