Household garbage and recycling collection schedule, Christmas tree recycling

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Residential waste and recycling collection will proceed as usual during the holidays this year, while commercial and green waste services will be delayed.

The City of Bakersfield has announced that all residential garbage and recycling pickups will be conducted on their normal schedule Monday through Friday without interruption.

The collection of commercial waste and recycling, which typically takes place on Saturday, will be delayed by one day and will resume the next day after Christmas and New Years Day on Sunday, depending on the city.

The Mt. Vernon green waste management facility will be closed for Christmas and New Years. The facility will reopen the following Tuesdays, December 28 and January 4 at 6 a.m.

Christmas trees can be recycled from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. from December 26 to January 10 (except January 1) at the Mt. Vernon green landfill and from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week from December 26 to January. 10 South parking lot at Bakersfield College and Kern County Fairgrounds parking lot at the corner of Belle Terrace and P Street, depending on the city.

Christmas trees can also be placed in your green bins if they are cut and fit with the lid closed.

The green waste facility requires you to remove all ornaments, bulbs, lights, and plastic or metal brackets before recycling.

For more information, you can contact the Solid Waste Division at 661-326-3114.