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Public Works - Solid Waste Division
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA  MS-27
Phone: (360)337-5777 * Fax: (360)337-4867
 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

360-337-5777
REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING

 

360 337 5285
REPORT TRASH BURNING

 

 

 

Clean Kitsap

Kitsap County collaborates with the County Sheriff, Juvenile Detention, the Kitsap Health District, the local Indian Tribes and Cities to:

  • Clean up litter and illegal dumping from public properties
  • Assist private property owners with limited resources to clean up accumulated garbage from nuisance properties

Litter and Illegal Dumping along the Roads is ugly

Submit Electronic Litter or Illegal Dumping Complaint


Litter Clean Up Efforts:

  • LITTER COLLECTION MAP   (ADOBE  PDF)
    The Kitsap County Sheriff's Inmate Crew clean up litter from
    1300 road miles each year.
     
  • ADOPT-A-ROAD  
    Individuals or groups can adopt a City or County road to
    clean up litter. 
     
  • ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY  
    Groups can volunteer to clean up litter from state highways
    through the Washington State Department of Transportation
    Adopt-A-Highway program. The "Alternatives to Detention" program
    of Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Department cleans litter
    from the median on Highway 3.

Vehicle Removal

  • Abandoned vehicles are investigated by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol. Vehicles are tagged and removed within
    5 business days.
  • Junk vehicles - we can help you get rid of junk vehicles
    on your property.

Report Vehicles via Email for Both

Permitted hauling businesses - click here

Prosecution for Litter and Illegal Dumping Violations

  • The Kitsap Public Health District prosecutes illegal dumpers.
  • The last registered owner of abandoned vehicles is held responsible
    for costs of removal.
  • Penalties for littering and dumping


How to Prevent Illegal Dumping

If someone you hire hauls away materials and then dumps them illegally, you may be liable for cleanup costs, as well as the disposal costs. To prevent illegal dumping follow these guidelines:

  • Conduct business with companies properly permitted and licensed to handle materials. Many for-hire companies advertising waste or junk hauling services are not properly permitted. Call the Kitsap Public Health District at 360-337-5235 for a list of permitted hauling businesses.
  • Ask the business where they intend to recycle or dispose of materials. Get a receipt.
  • Be suspicious of ridiculously low disposal prices. This can indicate your waste will be illegally dumped. Pay only one-half of the hauling, disposal, and recycling fees up-front and the remainder after you receive a receipt from a legitimate recycler or disposal site operator.
  • Take preventative measures to limit easy access to your property such as gates or berms.  Post "No Dumping" signs on access points to your property. Signs are available at no charge from the Kitsap Public Health District  at 360-337-5235.
  • If you suspect someone is improperly disposing of materials, please file an on-line complaint or call 360-337-5777.

If you have any questions about Clean Kitsap, give us a call.


Kitsap County Public Works
Kitsap 1
360.337.5777 or 800.825.4940
kitsap1@co.kitsap.wa.us

Updated:  September 17, 2013
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