Kitsap County collaborates with the County Sheriff, Juvenile
Detention, the Kitsap Health District, the local Indian Tribes and Cities
- Clean up litter and illegal dumping from public properties
- Assist private property owners with limited resources to clean up
accumulated garbage from nuisance properties
Submit Electronic Litter
or Illegal Dumping Complaint
Litter Clean Up Efforts:
LITTER COLLECTION MAP
The Kitsap County Sheriff's Inmate Crew clean up litter from
miles each year.
Individuals or groups can
adopt a City or County road to
clean up litter.
Groups can volunteer to clean up litter from state highways
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.
- Abandoned vehicles are investigated by the Kitsap County Sheriff's
Citizens on Patrol. Vehicles are tagged and removed within
- Junk vehicles - we can help you get rid of junk vehicles
Report Vehicles via Email for Both
Permitted hauling businesses -
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
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
If you have any questions about Clean Kitsap, give us a
Kitsap County Public Works
360.337.5777 or 800.825.4940