During the weeks of Christmas and New Year holidays, all trash and recycling services in Bakersfield will be delayed by one day following the holiday. There will be no pick up on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 or New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1st 2020. Wednesday collections will be one day later on Thursday, Thursday collections on Friday and Friday collections on Saturday. Monday, December 23rd Tuesday, December 24th trash service will be as scheduled. Monday, December 30th and Tuesday, December 31st trash service will be as scheduled.
The Mt Vernon Green Waste Facility will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th 2019, reopening again Thursday, December 26th at 7a.m. They will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020, reopening again on Thursday, January 2nd 2020. Please recycle your Christmas tree at the Mt. Vernon Green Waste Facility. Remove all ornaments, bulbs, lights, and plastic or metal stands. The Green Waste Facility is located 2 miles south of Hwy. 58 on So. Mt Vernon Ave.
Christmas trees can also be recycled at Bakersfield College (south parking lot at the corner of Haley and University), or at the Fairgrounds parking lot (corner of Belle Terrace and P St.) between December 25th and January 11th.
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.
The City of Bakersfield Solid Waste Division wishes residents a very happy and safe Holiday Season!