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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: October 11, 2010
Contact: Dave Peters, Recycling Coordinator
Kitsap County Public Works-Solid Waste Division
Phone: Kitsap 1 at 360-337-5777 or
No: 10-52

Yard Waste Amnesty—Corrected Information

Incorrect information was distributed previously in some local newspapers. The only yard waste amnesty currently scheduled will take place Saturday, October 16 at Emu Composting Facility in Hansville.  Yard waste brought to other facilities will be charged the regular fee.

No railroad ties, garbage, plastics, scrap metal or household hazardous waste is accepted.

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, October 16th. 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, October 16, 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)

Materials NOT accepted:

  • railroad ties

  • garbage, plastics

  • tires

  • scrap metal

  • household hazardous waste

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

ü Recycle and Garbage facilities will not accept yard waste for free

ü Customers are responsible for unloading their own materials.

ü Don't feel like loading your truck?
     Curbside yard waste recycling is available in permanent burn ban areas.
     Call your recycling company to sign up

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

Kitsap 1
(360) 337-5777

Doug Bear, Public Communication Manager
360-337-4598 or

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014