Business Disposal and Recycling Guide - Kitsap County

Is your business, nonprofit organization, church, or school planning to use a Kitsap County disposal or recycling facility?

Click the items below to learn where you should bring the waste, how you should prepare it, whether you need to make an appointment, and what you can expect to pay.

If you have questions about a waste you don't see listed here, please contact us.

​ Demolition and Renovation Debris

​Demolition and renovation waste may contain hazardous materials like asbestos, mercury, and lead. For this reason, your business needs to follow regulations for handling and disposing of demolition and renovation waste.

Clean air regulations for demolition and renovation work

​View Clean Air Agency demolition requirements for Kitsap, Pierce, King, Snohomish Counties.

View Clean Air Agency demolition requirements for Mason, Jefferson, Thurston, Clallam, Grays Harbor, and Pacific Counties.

​Disposal location and required disposal documents

​Only accepted at Olympic View Transfer Station with the following documents:

  1. An A.H.E.R.A. asbestos survey or waiver must be presented at Olympic View Transfer Station at the time of disposal. Learn about this survey or waiver at the Clean Air Agency websites above.

  2. Demolition debris containing asbestos must be disposed according to Olympic View Transfer Station's asbestos disposal requirements, which includes making a disposal appointment, presenting an asbestos waste shipping report at the time of disposal, and packaging and labeling friable asbestos.

​Recycling locations

  • Recovery1 in Tacoma recycles demolition and renovation debris without asbestos, mercury, and lead.


  • Allen Shearer Trucking in Belfair recycles construction & demolition debris without asbestos, mercury, and lead.

Potential hazards

Asbestos is classified as a hazardous air pollutant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is the reason why demolition and renovation projects must comply with certain asbestos requirements before they begin.

Demolished or renovated structures may also contain mercury, lead, and other dangerous contaminants. Proper disposal is required for all hazardous materials.

​Disposal fee at Olympic View

​Olympic View Transfer Station attendants will inspect your load to determine the correct disposal rate. Rates depend on the contents of your load.

​Questions?

Details coming soon.

 Construction Debris

Construction debris is debris from new construction, not from a demolition or renovation project.

If you construction debris is mixed with demolition or renovation debris, you must treat it as demolition or renovation debris. If your business only has wood waste lumber, see the wood waste section below for more information.

​Recycling locations​It's less expensive to recycle construction debris than to dispose of it as garbage.

In some cases, you may need to separate the materials in order to recycle them. 

​Disposal locations and requirements

​Accepted as garbage at Olympic View Transfer Station.No documents required for construction debris.

If your construction debris is mixed with demolition or renovation debris, you must treat it as demolition or renovation debris instead.

​Disposal fee at Olympic View

Mixed loads of construction debris are charged based on the materials inside. If there are bulky materials that we cannot easily handle with our machines, you may be charged the higher bulky waste rate. See current disposal fees.

For record-keeping purposes, please inform the attendant that you have construction debris.

​Questions?

Details coming soon.



 ​Dangerous/Hazardous Waste

Most businesses generate some form of dangerous waste - waste that's potentially harmful to our health and environment.

Disposal location

​Qualifying businesses that generate small quantities of dangerous waste can use the Kitsap County Small Quantity Generator program to safely and affordably dispose of it.

​ Asbestos and Asbestos-Containing Materials

Asbestos is an extremely hazardous air pollutant and requires special handling and disposal.

Clean air regulations for demolition and renovation work

View demolition requirements for Kitsap, Pierce, King, Snohomish Counties.

View demolition requirements for Mason, Jefferson, Thurston, Clallam, Grays Harbor, and Pacific Counties.

​Disposal location and requirements

​Only accepted at Olympic View Transfer Station. ​Asbestos must be disposed according to Olympic View Transfer Station's asbestos disposal requirements, which includes making a disposal appointment and presenting an asbestos waste shipping report at the time of disposal.

​Potential hazards

​Asbestos is classified as a hazardous air pollutant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is the reason why demolition and renovation projects must comply with certain asbestos requirements before they begin.

​Disposal fee at Olympic View

​Loads containing asbestos are charged the asbestos disposal fee

​Questions?

Details coming soon.

​ Creosote-Treated Lumber

Creosote is a hazardous wood preservative that requires special disposal.

Disposal location and requirements

​Only accepted at Olympic View Transfer Station with a waste profile.

​Create a waste profile for creosote waste at WMSolutions.com or call 1-800-963-4776. Commercial customers must profile their creosote waste and deliver it to Olympic View Transfer Station for proper handling and disposal. This applies for any amount of creosote waste.

​Potential hazards

Creosote is a type of wood preservative historically used on wood products including railroad ties, utility poles, and pilings. Creosote is commonly found in demolition debris of older structures.

Creosote poses health risks that require proper handling and disposal. Creosote-treated lumber cannot be recycled or disposed as garbage.

​Disposal fee at Olympic View

​Loads containing creosote-treated lumber are charged the creosote-treated lumber disposal fee.

​Questions?

​Contact Waste Management Solutions at WMSolutions.com or call 1-800-963-4776. 

​ Syringes / Sharps

Business sharps are not accepted at any Kitsap County facility.

Disposal location

Businesses must contract with their own sharps disposal service.

​Potential hazards

Sharps cannot be placed in the garbage or recycling. 

Sharps include needles, syringes, lancets, blood test strips, and intravenous tubing with needles attached. These materials are considered sharps whether or not they have been used. Handling of sharps is known to be a health threat to workers and the public.

​Questions?

​Contact a private sharps disposal service.

​ Contaminated Soil and Sand

​Contaminated soils are contaminated with hazardous chemicals like fuel and oil, not regular garbage.

Disposal location and requirements

​Only accepted at Olympic View Transfer Station with a waste profile.

Create a waste profile for contaminated soils at WMSolutions.com or call 1-800-963-4776. Commercial customers must profile their contaminated soils and deliver it to Olympic View Transfer Station for proper handling and disposal. This applies for any amount of creosote waste.

​Potential hazards

​Hazardous chemicals could be flammable.

​Disposal fee at Olympic View

​Loads of contaminated soil or sand are charged the contaminated soil or sand disposal fee.

​Questions?

​Contact Waste Management Solutions at WMSolutions.com or 1-800-963-4776. 

​ Clean Wood Waste

If your clean wood waste has been separated from other materials, you will pay a lower recycling rate.

Recycling locations

  • Allen Shearer Trucking in Belfair recycles construction & demolition debris without asbestos, mercury, and lead.

  • North Mason Fiber in Belfair accept construction wood debris (discarded lumber, wood scrap, pallets, plywood, and particle board).

  • Recovery 1 in Tacoma accepts commingled construction debris, unpainted wood, land-clearing debris, and concrete.

Recycling at Olympic View Transfer Station

At Olympic View Transfer Station, you can get a lower wood waste recycling rate if you bring clean and processed wood waste separate from other debris.

Definition of Processed Wood Waste: ​Loads include dimensional lumber, pallets, or packing crates free of varnish, lead paint, enamel paint, strapping, shrink wrap, shipping labels, and hardware (nails OK). Painted, treated, and stained wood OK.

Loads with engineered wood (plywood, oriented strand board, particle board, engineered decking), laminated wood, or paneling will be charged at garbage rates.

​Recycling fee at Olympic View​Loads of clean and processed wood waste are charge the wood waste recycling rate.

​ Clean Yard Waste and Land Clearing Debris

​Recycling locations
  • Allen Shearer Trucking
  • North Mason Fiber in Belfair accept construction wood debris (discarded lumber, wood scrap, pallets, plywood, and particle board).
  • Recovery 1 in Tacoma accepts commingled construction debris, unpainted wood, land-clearing debris, and concrete.
​Recycling at Olympic View Transfer Station
​Recycling fee at Olympic View Tranfer Station

Tires

​Tires from businesses are not accepted at any Kitsap County facility.

​Recycling location

Businesses must contract with their own tire recycling service.

​ Appliances - Commercial

Commerical appliances are not accepted for recycling or disposal at any Kitsap County facility.

Recycling locations

Businesses must contact one of the commercial appliance recycling busineses below.

Total Reclaim in Kent. View website.

Allbest Appliance Recycling and Repair in Bremerton. View website.

​ Cooking Oil

Cooking oil from businesses is not accepted at any Kitsap County facility.

Recycling locations

Business must contract with their own cooking oil recycling service.

​ Electronics

Qualifying businesses can use the free E-Cycle Washington program to recycle televisions, computers, laptops, monitors, tablets, and portable DVD players at drop-off sites throughout Kitsap County.

Recycling locations for TVs, computers, monitors

Olympic View Transfer Station is a participating E-Cycle Washington site, but there are also many other sites in the county. View all E-Cycle Washington recycling sites.

Limit 10 items per day, per business.

Qualifying businesses are:

  • Small businesses (less than 50 employees)

  • 501(c)(3) charitable organizations

  • Schools and school districts 

Other electronis

Some retailers offer recycling programs for other electronics like office equipment. ​Click on the businesses below to see the items they accept, fees, and restrictions.

 ​Curbside Recycling Services

Private businesses offer curbside recycling services for cardboard or mixed recyclables. You can choose to use any permitted company from the list below.

​Service providers

Waste Management

New Day Recycling

Bainbridge Disposal (on Bainbridge Island only)


 Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs

Eligible businesses can use the free LightRecycle Washington program to recycle up to 10 bulbs or tubes per day, per business at drop-off sites.

Recycling locations

Businesses that purchased their fluorescent tubes or fluorescent light bulbs from a retail location can drop-off up to 10 bulbs/tubes per day at one of these local drop-off sites.


 Site Cleanup and Waste Removal Services

Waste removal and hauling is a regulated industry. If you need to hire someone to clean up and remove waste from a commercial site, hire a business that is permitted to operate in Kitsap County.