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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: April 30, 2010
Contact: Dave Peters, Recycling Coordinator
Kitsap County Public Works-Solid Waste Division
PHONE: 360-337-4878
NO: 2010-24

Yard Waste Amnesty Day at Emu Composting Facility

(Port Orchard, WA) Kitsap County residents may bring yard waste to the Yard Waste Amnesty Day at Emu Composting Facility on Saturday, May 8th. There will be no fees charged to residential customers for this event.

Where: Emu Composting Facility
7890 NE Ecology Road (off Hansville Rd.)
When: Saturday, May 8, 2010
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free for residential customers

Businesses, landscapers, or commercial vehicles are charged at normal rate. There is no volume restriction for residential customers. 

Materials accepted:

  • woody debris

  • brush

  • grass

  • stumps and branches

  • lumber, plywood, and OSB (painted okay, but keep separate)

Material NOT accepted:

  • pressure treated lumber

  • railroad ties

  • garbage, plastics

  • tires

  • scrap metal

  • household hazardous waste

Remember to cover and secure your load. 
      Fines range from a $216 traffic violation to $5,000 fine and jail time if
      something falls out of your vehicle and causes bodily harm.

Recycle and Garbage Facilities will not accept yard waste for free

Customers are responsible for unloading their own materials.

This program is part of an ongoing effort by Kitsap County Public Works to provide recycling alternatives to outdoor burning. The public may recycle their yard waste at Emu Composting Facility year round and is open daily. Call 360-638-0117 for hours and fees and directions.

This event is sponsored by Kitsap County Public Works in cooperation with Emu Composting Facility.

Related Links:

Other Alternatives to Outdoor Burning


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

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014