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.

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 Avenue - Eight miles west of Shafter
  • City of Shafter Corporation Yard: 550 North Shafter Avenue - On the corner of East Tulare and North Shafter Avenue

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: 
  • Corner of Poso and North Valley Street (behind Redwood Elementary)
  • 550 N. Shafter Avenue (between Redwood Avenue and Tulare Avenue)

Contact Us

  1. Michael James

    Public Works Director

    336 Pacific Ave.
    Shafter, CA 92363

    Ph: 661-746-5002
    Fx: 661-746-9125


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 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