- Collect residential and commercial waste & deliver to local landfills
- Collect residential greenwaste for organic recycling programs
- Sponsor recycling programs and other waste management programs in efforts to reduce the overall quantity of refuse deposited in landfills.
- Public education regarding waste management issues.
The City of Shafter collects trash from local residents & commercial centers & delivers it to the Shafter Wasco Landfill
. Questions or problems regarding City trash collection can be directed to Public Works at (661) 746-5002.
The Shafter-Wasco Landfill is owned & operated by the Kern County Waste Management Division
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City of Shafter collects greenwaste to residential refuse customers in an effort to reduce the volume of waste that ends up within the local landfill. Greenwaste is collected free of charge by City crews from residential areas for the months of December, January, and February only. During non-collection months (March through November), residents will be responsible for disposing of their own greenwaste at an approved location. Currently, brush and limbs may be disposed of at the Shafter-Wasco Landfill
during normal business hours at no cost to residents.
Guidelines to follow when stacking brush and limbs for collection by City crews during approved collection periods:
- Brush and limb piles may be placed on public streets or alleys adjacent to front or rear of owner's property for collection by City crews.
- Brush or limbs must be stacked neatly in piles of no more than ten-foot lengths, and a three-foot space must be maintained between piles.
- Brush piles must be placed so as not to interfere with foot or vehicle traffic or with water flow in gutter.
- City crews will not collect stumps or limbs greater than one foot in circumference
- Any property owner having brush or limbs stacked in the public right-of-way during non-collection months (March through November) will be notified to remove and dispose of the materials at property owner's expense. Failure to do so will result in charges and/or fines to the property owner.
Any questions or comments about brush and limb collection can be directed to Public Works at (661) 746-5002.
Universal Wastes are common items we use everyday that are now considered hazardous waste when they are thrown away. Universal wastes include but are not limited to:
- Florescent bulbs
- Household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, etc.)
- Any item containing mercury including thermometers, old thermostats, switches and relays, flashing athletic shoes, jewelry, greeting cards that play music.
- Electronic devices such an computers, computer monitors, TVs, telephones, cellphones, microwave ovens, printers, VCRs, radios
Under the new Universal Waste Rule
(Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations
, Division 4.5, Chapter 23) it is now illegal to throw universal wastes in the trash. These items must be delivered to a household hazardous waste facility or an approved recycling facility. More information on universal wastes can be found at CalRecycle
or at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/homehazwaste/uwaste/
The City of Shafter is working with Kern County Waste Management to provide a local drop off facility for our residents.