Hazardous waste collection

Hazardous waste collection The Kern County waste facility in Ridgecrest will hold household hazardous waste collection on Saturdays, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residential Hazardous Wastes include batteries, sharps, unused medications, pesticides, herbicides, paint products, photographic chemicals, swimming pool chemicals, and automotive products and fluids.

“Even though a product can be easily purchased, it can still be harmful to you, your family and the environment and should never be put in your trash or recycling bins,” said a spokesperson of Kern County Public Works Department. Personal size sharps containers are available free of charge at the Kern County Special Waste facilities and during these temporary collection events.

KCPWD offered the following guidelines for safe handling: transport no more than 15 gallons 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.

For more information see https://kernpublicworks.com/hazardous-waste/.

Story First Published: 2019-11-01