Keeping Kitsap Clean

Clean Kitsap is a program focused on prevention and removal of  litter and illegal dumping in public spaces. You can help keep Kitsap clean by reporting problems, volunteering to help with cleanup and securing your vehicle's load.


Illegal Dumping

Report illegal dumpsites

Report dumpsites in public spaces to SeeClickFix or 360-337-5777. Reports will be routed to the agency responsible for that area.

Report dumping on your private property to Kitsap Public Health District.

Call 911 if a dumpsite is a traffic hazard or if you see illegal dumping in progress.


Tips for hiring a junk hauler

If someone you hire hauls away materials and later dumps them illegally, you may be responsible for cleanup costs.

To prevent dumping, hire a KPHD permitted waste hauler (pdf).  These businesses are licensed, insured, bonded, operating legally and disposing properly.

If you hire someone without a permit, take these additional steps:

  • Ask where they intend to recycle or dispose of materials.

  • Wait to pay full price until you see a receipt from a garbage facility.

  • Ridiculously low prices indicate that your waste may be illegally dumped.

  • Ensure they are securing and covering their vehicle load to prevent accidents and litter.

  • If you suspect someone is improperly disposing of materials, report them to the Kitsap Public Health District.


 Tips for property owners

  • Install fences, gates or berms to prevent illegal entry onto your property.

  • Install "No Dumping" signs at access points to your property. Contact the Kitsap Public Health District to request signs.


Litter

Volunteer to Adopt a Spot

Sick of seeing litter on your neighborhood walks? You can adopt a road, beach or trail to keep clean. Become an Adopt a Spot volunteer.


Secure Your Load

​If you haul trash or debris in an open truck or trailer, cover your load every time. Not only is it illegal to drive with an uncovered or unsecured load, it contributes to roadside litter.

County waste facilities issue at $10 fee for each uncovered or unsecured load you bring to a facility.


Install a pet waste bag station

Have a ‘poo’ problem in your neighborhood? We can help! By putting up a Mutt Mitt station and providing bags, you help make it easier for owners to pick up after their dog.  


Report marine debris

Report marine debris found along the shoreline to the Department of Natural Resources.


Abandoned Vehicles

Report vehicles abandoned on public right-of-way to the agency responsible for that area. Call 911 if the vehicle is a traffic hazard or blocking access.

Removal of vehicles from private property is the responsibility of the landowner. If a vehicle is abandoned on private property and qualifies as junk, you can request a Junk Vehicle Inspection from your local law enforcement. To request an inspection in unincorporated Kitsap County, contact 360-337-5777.