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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598


Date: January 4, 2010
Contact: Tamara Gordy, Transfer Systems Manager
Phone: Kitsap 1, 360-337-5777 
No: 2010-01

Olympic View Transfer Station system upgrades affect wait times

(Port Orchard) –  Customers can expect long lines at the Olympic View Transfer Station (OVTS) scale house Sunday, January 17 through Thursday, January 21. Construction and network projects to replace aging equipment and upgrade the computer operating system are scheduled during this period and may temporarily result in alternate procedures. Several measures are being taken to minimize the impact on users during this period.

“This required maintenance was scheduled to minimize disruption to our customers to the extent possible. Despite our best efforts, scale house operations will be affected,” said Tamara Gordy, Transfer Systems Manager. “Customers are advised to expect wait times significantly longer than usual. Residential customers may prefer to use other Recycling and Garbage Facilities during this period.”

On January 17 construction may interrupt normal weighing operations. Traffic alterations affect vehicles waiting to weigh in and out of the transfer station.

On January 18 – 19 scales will be fully operational, but no swipe card service is available. All vehicles, including “tared” (pre-weighed) vehicles whose outbound transactions are usually automated, are required to weigh in and out. This will increase inbound and outbound traffic, with lines expected to move slowly in both directions.

On January 20 - 21, scale operations and traffic flow are expected to return to normal as the scale house attendants start using new software. Your patience while they become familiar with the new system is appreciated.

Tips for Self-Haul Customers

  1. Customers may prefer to deliver loads before or after the project in order to avoid long wait times.

  2. Customers may wish to deliver their loads to an alternate location.
    See for addresses, hours, fees, and materials accepted. In general fees are lower for small volumes
    (i.e. 1 - 4 bags or cans) of regular trash, and higher for bulky or heavy items such as furniture, roofing, or remodeling debris. There is no charge for loads containing only household recyclables. Knowing this can help you decide if this option works for your situation.

  3. Arrive before 11 a.m. when lines tend to be shortest.

Tips for Commercial Customers
(i.e. walking floor trailers, end-dumps, roll-off boxes, etc.)

  1. Consider scheduling jobs so that loads can be delivered before or after the project in order to avoid long wait times.

  2. Plan for longer than usual wait times, especially January 17- 19.

  3. Automated swipe card transactions are unavailable January 17-19. All vehicles are required to weigh in and out. Certain tared vehicles, especially garbage trucks and trucks delivering bulk materials may be directed to an off-site scale to be weighed.

  4. Asbestos appointments are not accepted during this period.

  5. Arrive before 11 a.m. when lines tend to be shortest.

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To contact the Public Communications Manager, 
call Doug Bear at 360-337-4598 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014