Local Enforcement Agency

The Kern County Solid Waste Program is the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) for the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). This division aims to safeguard public health and protect the environment. Kern County LEA’s primary responsibilities are: To oversee the handling, processing, and disposal of non-hazardous solid wastes; monitor vector control issues; monitor odors, litter, gas migration, and solid waste cover at permitted Kern County facilities. Our program also maintains new and revised Solid Waste Facility Permits and completes many permit related tasks and responsibilities.

The facilities that we regulate can include private and publicly owned and operated landfills, transfer stations, and composting facilities. This program regulates these facilities under California Code of Regulations: Title 14 and Title 27.

External Links

California Dept of Resources, Recycling and Recovery http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov
Kern County Public Works Waste Management Division http://www.kerncountywaste.com
City of Bakersfield Public Works, Solid Waste Division http://www.bakersfieldcity.us/cityservices/pubwrks/solidwaste/index.htm
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralvalley/