Fees to increase at Kitsap County Waste Facility on July 1, 2021
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June 1, 2021
KITSAP COUNTY, WA - The Kitsap County Solid Waste Division will increase fees at Olympic View Transfer Station, a county-owned waste facility, on July 1, 2021. The fee increases are part of a four-year rate plan approved by the Kitsap Board of Commissioners in 2018. The plan covers a series of incremental fee increases between 2018 and 2021.
This is the fourth consecutive year of increases at Olympic View Transfer Station. The $22 minimum fee remains the same, while the amount of waste covered under the minimum fee decreases. Fees for most other materials go up. Currently, a five-year study is in process to evaluate the fees and costs for upcoming years at all facilities.
Fees at the Recycling and Garbage Facilities in Hansville, Silverdale, and Olalla are not increasing in 2021.
Why are disposal fees increasing and how are funds used?
The Kitsap County Solid Waste Division periodically adjusts fees to cover costs. A 2017 cost study done by the Division found that disposal fees no longer covered current and projected costs. Disposal fees fund local solid and hazardous waste programs, facilities, and services. Fees are not used for general county government, and the Division does not receive property or sales tax revenues.
Key funding needs include:
View the Solid Waste Fees Fact Sheet (PDF). to learn more about solid waste disposal fees and funding.
How else can I recycle and dispose of waste?
Subscribe to curbside collection service from the service provider in your area. Curbside service offers several advantages.
Find more helpful suggestions on the Solid Waste Fees Fact Sheet (PDF).
Olympic View Transfer Station is located near the Bremerton airport on Highway 3 and processes approximately 220,000 tons of waste per year. Waste Management, Inc. operates the facility under contract. The facility sends garbage by train to a landfill in Arlington, Oregon and sends recyclables by truck to a sorting facility in Tacoma.
The Recycling and Garbage Facilities in Hansville, Silverdale, and Olalla collect garbage, recycling, and limited hazardous household products. The Division contracts haulers to bring the garbage and recyclable materials to Olympic View Transfer Station for processing.
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Bremerton collects and processes hazardous products from Kitsap and Mason County households and from qualifying businesses.
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