The City of Wasco’s Public Works Department is responsible for refuse collection, street, alley and sidewalk maintenance and maintenance and operation of the City’s wastewater treatment facility. In addition, the Public Works Department oversees the City’s engineering functions, animal control, and graffiti removal program.
Information & Resources
2017 Waste Holiday Schedule
Garbage Container Letter – English and Spanish
Neighborhood Block Party Street Closing Application
Oversize Load Permit
Street Sweeper Schedule
Waste Schedule Calendar – English and Spanish
Waste Schedule – Map
Mr. Bob Wren
Public Works Director
Phone: (661) 758-7271
Fax: (661) 758-1728
The City of Wasco Animal Control Division is responsible for animal licensing and enforcement of the City’s Animal ordinances. In addition, the Animal Control Division runs the Wasco Animal Shelter.
To adopt a pet, please call or stop by the Animal Shelter during business hours.
The Animal Control Section runs a rabies vaccination clinic every year in April or May. For more information on this year’s clinic, please contact the Animal Shelter by phone.
The City of Wasco Engineering Division is responsible for improvement plan checking, filing and recording of final maps, providing engineer’s estimates for City projects and coordination and monitoring of various grant proposals.
Waste Water Services
The City of Wasco has a 3 million gallon per day (MGD) capacity Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The average dry weather flow is 1.7 MGD. The WWTP is a secondary biological treatment process. All of the biosolids that are produced at the WWTP are hauled to Lost Hills for disposal. The treated wastewater is used for farm irrigation on 700 acres of City property which is leased out to local farmers. The WWTP is operated by Certified Operators who also maintain over 38 miles of the sanitary sewer system.
The Water Division operates and maintains the City’s water well sites, water distribution system, customer water services, wastewater collection system and all related appurtenances in accordance with all regulatory rules and regulations. The Water Division is also designated as the City’s FIRST RESPONDER in the event of an emergency.
New regulations clarify the responsibilities in implementing mandatory commercial recycling as required by Assembly Bill 341 (Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011 [Chesbro, AB 341]). This regulation addresses recycling requirements for businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week and multifamily residential dwellings with 5 or more units, regardless of the amount of waste generated.
If multifamily complexes, such as condominiums, townhomes, and mobile homes, including subdivisions operated under homeowners associations, are considered residential properties by the jurisdiction, e.g., they are on the curbside recycling collection route, then they would not be subject to the regulation as they are already provided recycling service as a part of the residential program.