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Pop-up Trash Event Planned for Feb. 20

The Bakersfield Solid Waste Division is offering more opportunities for the public to dispose of large items this weekend.

On Saturday the City's Solid Waste Division will host FREE bulky item drop-off events at locations in central and northwest Bakersfield. These events are part of Bakersfield's Clean City Initiative program, an effort to beautify the City, improve quality of life for residents and first impressions of visitors.

  • When: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, February 20.
  • Where: Parking lots of Aera Park (100 Jewetta Avenue) and Mechanics Bank Arena (1001 Truxtun Avenue, enter rear parking lot from N Street).
  • Accepted: Regular household items that don’t fit in your tan cart, regular recyclables that do not fit in your blue cart, including cardboard, paper, plastic containers, glass bottles (green, brown and clear), and metal. (see PDF linked below for further details)
  • Not accepted: Household hazardous waste, construction or demolition materials. (see PDF linked below for further details)

Please separate tan cart items from blue cart items before arriving to help the drive-thru move as quickly as possible. Residents will be expected to unload their items themselves, so please plan to bring additional help if needed.

Each person will unload their own items into designated bins provided at the event. The City asks that everyone wear a facemask and practice social distancing at the event.

For questions, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 661-326-3114, option ‘3’ for Residential Services.

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