Disclaimer: These are our plans and we will do all we can to stick to them, but weather, equipment breakdowns, emergencies and staff illnesses disrupt our schedule.
R.O.W: Right of Way
BC Labs: a facility in Bakersfield that does regular water testing (bacteria, etc). We pull samples every week and by the end of the year everything has been tested.
BSK Labs: does more complicated water tests (uranium, lead, etc.)
USA: Underground Service Alert - marking our lines so contractors can perform work
IH: In-house laboratory work
Sample Run: Driving the water/wastewater samples to BC Labs in Bakersfield
WE Prep: Weekend Prep
Open Hours: 8 am to 8 pm
Days Closed: Monday/Thursday
Yes, the entire site is closed on Monday and Thursday
We normally schedule these for spring and fall, but this year many of the facilities and bulk cleanup events around the county have closed due to COVID-19. We will have to postpone ours until the county is prepared to accept the waste. We will post new dates as soon as we are able.
These items may be taken to the Tehachapi Sanitary Landfill, located at 12001 E. Tehachapi Blvd.
The Tehachapi Landfill is open 7 days a week:
There is no charge at the Tehachapi Sanitary Landfill for the following residential materials:
Their website lists fees for other items including treated wood, tires, and construction materials.
Household waste is garbage and rubbish (such as bottles, cans, clothing, compost, disposables, food packaging, food scraps, newspapers and magazines, and yard trimmings) that originates from private homes or apartments.
Some waste generated in homes are products, purchased for use in or around the home, that when improperly discarded, may threaten human health or the environment. Our Transfer Station is NOT permitted to accept these items. Please see "What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)" below for more information.
Our Transfer Site is not permitted to accept Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) - those items must be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste collection event. A calendar of these events can be found on the Kern County Public Works website.
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:
Even though a product can be easily purchased at the local store, it can still be harmful to you, your family and the environment. To identify these products, check the container label for words, such as:
Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste in your trash or dumping it down storm drains or into the sewer and septic systems can be dangerous to your health, the health of others and the environment. Thrown into your trash can, Household Hazardous Waste can pose a threat to trash collectors and workers. Dumped on the ground or street, Household Hazardous Waste can be absorbed into the ground water supply, enter storm drains and eventually pollute local lakes and aquifers.
Household Hazardous Waste can be dropped off at one of three County Special Waste Facilities or at a one-day Hazardous Waste Collection Event
All contractors including landscapers, gardeners and housekeepers must provide a Manifest to access the Transfer Station. This manifest is an invoice specifying:
The District has provided a template that may be printed off and used, or the homeowner may create their own that includes the information above.
Regardless of type or source, the amount of material being deposited cannot exceed 3 cubic yards (an average pickup truck load) per day.