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


Date: May 6, 2011
Contact: Dave Peters, Recycling Coordinator
(360) 337-5777 or
No: 2011-027

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 in Kingston on Saturday, May 14th. 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 14, 2011
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


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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014