Public Waste and Recycling Events - 2019

 Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Bainbridge Island

June 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7305 NE Hidden Cove Road, Bainbridge Island

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Residents of Bainbridge Island and the north end of Kitsap County can bring certain hazardous household chemicals to a free, one-day collection event.


​Please coordinate with your neighbors to combine items into one vehicle. This reduces cars on the road and shortens lines at the event.

Limited to household products from Kitsap County residents. We cannot accept items from businesses or non-household organizations.

Containers must be 5 gallons or smaller. We cannot empty and return containers (fuel containers are the only exception).

​Accepted Items


automotive fluids (excludes motor oil, antifreeze)

corrosive cleaners

flammable liquids

lawn and garden chemicals

mercury thermometers

oil-based paints and stains

paint thinners

pool and spa chemicals

​Not Accepted

​​These items are not hazardous, have year-round disposal options, or are too dangerous to collect at this event. Click on each item below to find safe disposal instructions.

No latex paint (but oil paints are accepted)

No motor oil

No antifreeze

No batteries

No light bulbs or tubes

No needles / syringes

No marine flares or explosives

No business or non-profit waste

No containers larger than 5 gallons

No empty containers (put these in the trash, not the recycling)


​Do not mix products

Transport items in sturdy, leak-proof tubs

Keep products in their original containers. If you've used a different container, please label it.

Transport items in your trunk or truck bed, not in the passenger area.


July 27 -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sheep Barn at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds

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​Bring Styrofoam packaging to this free recycling collection event open to Kitsap County residents.

If you cannot attend the event, secure Styrofoam in a bag and place it in your garbage or find a year-round reuse or recycling option.


​Kitsap residents only - no commercial loads accepted

Please coordinate with friends and neighbors to combine loads into a single vehicle. This will keep lines short and cars off the road.

Accepted Items

​Packing peanuts

Styrofoam blocks (remove tape or labels)

Styrofoam food packaging (clean and unstained)

Styrofoam trays (separate colors from white)

​Prepare Your Load

​​Styrofoam must be clean and dry

Limit one car load per household

No trailers or box trucks

Not Accepted

No ​soft foam

No hot tub covers

No expanded polyethylene (EPE)

No sealed foam

No foil lined polystyrene/insulation

 Bring Your Own Bag! Pop-Ups

Visit a pop-up table outside shops around Kitsap to get your own reusable and washable shopping bag. We are adding locations often, so please check the Bring Your Own Bag! Pop-Ups Facebook Event for the most up-to-date information.

June 12: Bremerton Foodline, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 13: Food Market at Kingston, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

June 14: Fred Meyer Port Orchard, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Reusable shopping bags are better for the environment than single-use bags. For that reason alone, we want to help people switch from single-use paper or plastic bags to reusable bags.

We also want to help people prepare for current and proposed reusable bag ordinances (plastic bag bans). City of Bremerton recently became the 29th city in Washington to ban plastic bags (effective Jan. 1, 2020). Kitsap County and City of Port Orchard are considering similar ordinances.

Bainbridge Island passed an ordinance in 2012 and neighboring Gig Harbor’s bag ordinance will start June 18, 2019.

 Other Events

City and Tribal Events

Some cities and tribes host neighborhood clean-up events for people who live within their city or tribal boundaries. Contact your city or tribe directly to ask about these events.


Paper Shred Events

Shredded paper cannot go in your recycling bin, but you can recycle it at a paper shred event or kiosk! Businesses in Kitsap and Mason county occasionally sponsor free Community Paper Shred events. Check the LeMay Community Shred Event schedule to see if an event is scheduled near you. If there isn't an upcoming free event, learn about year-round paper shredding options.