Bakersfield to host free recycling event this weekend

By Paul Ploumis

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — 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 the quality of life for residents and first impressions of visitors.

The event will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Feb 20.

The following locations are participating:

Aera Park, 100 Jewetta Avenue
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.

Not accepted: Household hazardous waste, construction or demolition materials.

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.