Kettleman Hills Facility
Chemical Waste Management’s Kettleman Hills Facility provides for treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste on 1,600 acres located approximately halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The facility operates in a rugged, rural area of Kings County, 2.6 miles from the intersection of Highway 41 and Interstate 5.
Presently, 474 acres of the facility is available and permitted for hazardous waste. The Kettleman Hills Facility, which has operated for more than 30 years, also accepts municipal waste in a separate operation at the site.
The Chemical Waste Management facility accepts virtually all solid, semi-solid and liquid hazardous and extremely hazardous wastes. Kettleman Hills is one of three operating hazardous waste disposal facilities in California and the only one that accepts Toxic Substances Control Act-regulated polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste for disposal.
Kettleman Hills is regulated and inspected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, Kings County Department of Public Health, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District and the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).
The Kettleman Hills facility is 3.5 miles from Kettleman City and 6.5 miles from the city of Avenal.