During the weeks of Christmas and New Years Day, all trash and recycling pick up in the City of Bakersfield will be delayed by one day following each holiday. There will be no pick up on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017 or New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018.
Monday collections will be delayed one day, occurring on Tuesday, with the pattern continuing through the week, ending with Friday collections occurring on the following Saturday.
The Mt Vernon Green Waste Facility will be closed on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017, reopening Tuesday, December 26, at 7 a.m. The facility will also be closed on Monday January 1, 2018, reopening on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Christmas trees can be recycled at the Mt. Vernon Green Waste Facility. Please remove all ornaments, bulbs, lights, and plastic or metal stands. The Green Waste Facility is located 2 miles south of Highway 58 on So. Mt Vernon Avenue.
Christmas trees can also be recycled at Bakersfield College (south parking lot at the corner of Haley and University), Cal State Bakersfield (southwest parking lot alongside Camino Media), or at the Fairgrounds parking lot (corner of Belle Terrace and P St.) between December 26th and January 12th .
Christmas trees may also be placed in your green waste container by cutting the tree down to fit inside the container. The tree must allow the lid to close completely. All ornaments, bulbs, lights, plastic and metal stands must be removed from the tree. Those items may be placed in the tan trash container.