Recycling Information

Commercial Recycling

Visit links below for updated information on mandatory Commercial Recycling

Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling

Curbside Recycling
Curbside recycling is available for $6/month in Shafter through American Refuse. Service includes a 96 gallon can and pickup every other week. For more information visit American Refuse or call (661) 758-5316.

Recycling Drop-Off Centers

Local recycling drop-off centers featuring free, easy to use bins accept mixed paper, cardboard, school paper, all plastic containers, all metal and aluminium cans, and glass at the following locations: 
  • 1301 E. Ash Avenue (entrance is on the north east end of the facility)
Recycling location map

Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-Off Centers

The Christmas tree recycling drop-off centers run from late December through early January. Please remove tree stands, nails, and decorations. No bags are allowed. Follow City of Shafter on Facebook for more information.
  • Shafter-Wasco Landfill: 17621 Scofield Ave. Shafter Ca
  • 1301 E. Ash Avenue (entrance is on the north east end of the facility)

Contact Us

  1. Michael James

    Public Works Director

    720 Commerce Way

    Shafter, CA 92363

    Ph: 661-746-5004


    Monday - Friday

    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

More Information

For more information on recycling view the 2018 Kern County Recycling Guide.
To find out about recycling requirements for businesses and multi-unit housing vist the Commercial Recycling page.

Find out more about Construction and Demolition Recycling Program here