The Christmas and New Year’s holidays will bring some changes to the normal trash collection schedule.
There will be no trash pick-up on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 or Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. All Friday trash, recycling and green waste services will be completed the Saturday following each holiday.
The Mt. Vernon Green Waste Facility will also be closed both Christmas and New Year’s days, re-opening at 7 a.m. the Saturday following each holiday.
Christmas trees may be recycled at the Mt. Vernon Green Waste Facility 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday from Dec. 26, 2020 to Jan. 12, 2021 – with the exception of New Year’s Day. The Green Waste Facility is located two miles south of Highway 58 on South Mt. Vernon Avenue.
Christmas trees can also be recycled 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week from Dec. 26, 2020 to Jan. 12, 2021 at either the Bakersfield College south parking lot at the corner of Haley and University, or the Kern County Fairgrounds parking lot at the corner of Belle Terrace and P Street.
Please remove all ornaments, bulbs, lights, and plastic or metal stands before dropping them off.
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’s Solid Waste Division wishes residents a very happy and safe holiday season!
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