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Hazardous waste event to be held

The Shafter Wasco Landfill will host a Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, Feb. 12, giving residents the opportunity to dispose of materials that are too toxic to be thrown away with regular trash.

The Shafter Wasco Landfill is located at 17621 Scofield Ave. and the event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to Lynda Martin, of American Refuse of Wasco, the event is a great opportunity for residents to get rid of unwanted materials.

Accepted items include batteries, motor oil, paints, light bulbs, sharps, pool chemicals, automotive products, and cleaning products, as well as other hazardous materials.

You must label all containers with what they contain, as well as making sure they are not leaking.

You cannot mix wastes, so make sure to separate your materials in separate containers.

There is also a limit of no more than 15 gallons or 125 lbs. of waste per trip. This event is for household customers only. No business waste will be accepted.

The event may be cancelled due to weather conditions. If you have any questions, you can contact Kern Public Works at 661-862-5100.


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