Curbside Blue Cart Recycling Service
- Materials Accepted: Cardboard, junk mail, newspaper, magazines, office paper, phone books, brown paper bags, #1 – #7 rigid plastic containers, aluminum/steel cans, and green, brown, or clear glass.
- Materials Not Accepted: Garbage, oily/dirty paper, polystyrene packaging/containers, green waste, electronics/appliances, plastic wrap, foil drink containers, plastic hangers and packaging, plastic grocery/dry cleaning bags, and household hazardous waste.
Curbside Green Cart Recycling Service
- Materials Accepted: Yard trimmings, grass, brush, untreated construction wood, palm, leaves, sawdust, tree limbs, and sod.
- Materials Not Accepted: Garbage, wood treated with creosote or arsenic (such as telephone poles or railroad ties), any material over 24 inches in diameter, dirt, tumbleweeds, hazardous materials, and excrement.
Curbside Motor Oil Recycling Service
- If you change your motor oil and/or motor oil filters yourself at home, you can sign up for the free Curbside Oil Recycling Program. This program is free thanks to a grant from CalRecycle. Please call our office at (661) 326-3114 for details and to make an appointment.
Business Recycling Services
- Your business may be required by the State of California to recycle. To review some of your options, please read the City of Bakersfield Business Recycling Brochure, AB 1826 Organic Recycling Tips, and Apartment Recycling Services Brochure.
- For more information about business recycling laws in California, please visit CalRecycle online or call the City of Bakersfield Solid Waste
Ray Scott, Chair of Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Waste Reduction
& Recycling Subcommittee
It’s imperative that as individuals and as organizations that we recycle and reduce waste to improve our environment.
Ray Scott is the chair of the Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Waste Reduction & Recycling Subcommittee. KBB, the City of Bakersfield Solid Waste Division, and the County of Kern Waste Management Department can help you realize your recycling goals. Several resources are featured below.
DO IT YOURSELF EVENT RECYCLING KITS
You may borrow do it yourself event recycling, composting, and trash kits from Keep Bakersfield Beautiful. KBB hosted the first zero waste event in Bakersfield in April 2010. Food scraps and paper plates were composted. Bottles and cans were recycled. Green event planning makes zero waste possible.
CERTIFIED GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
Kern Green added the Green Business Certification program in partnership with Keep Bakersfield Beautiful to offer a structured program that provides free tools, resources, and technical support for businesses that want a targeted approach to greening their operations. Kern Green is here to focus on the positive things that are happening in Kern County and to raise awareness about the individuals and businesses that are behind them. Visit http://www.kerngreen.org/
SCHOOL COMPOSTING & RECYCLING PROGRAM
KBB is proud to help the City of Bakersfield Solid Waste Division provide an award winning, effective school recycling program. The innovative program composts cafeteria waste using regular plastic bags. This program also recycles paper and beverage containers in classrooms.
City of Bakersfield Recycling Services is operated by the Solid Waste Division.
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