Public Waste and Recycling Events

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.

Waste Tire Event: Kitsap County cannot schedule a 2024 tire collection event due to WA Dept. of Ecology budget constraints. We will schedule this event if Ecology funding becomes available at a later date. For low cost tire disposal, check with a local tire shop. Leave your old tires behind when you get new tires from a shop.

Recent Collection Events

Event Questions

Kitsap County Solid Waste hosts free and low-cost recycling and disposal events for residents throughout the year. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of upcoming events.

Secure Your Load for Safer Roads 

Unsecured loads cause over 300 crashes in Washington every year and cause up to 40% of roadside litter. Let's change that. Use cargo straps to secure items directly to your vehicle and use a cover to prevent litter. Secure your load every time, no matter how short the distance or size of your load.

June 24th - Household Chemicals Event

Kitsap County Solid Waste Division, in collaboration with the City of Poulsbo, managed a household hazardous waste collection event at the City of Poulsbo’s public works facility on Viking Avenue on Saturday, June 24th. The county’s vendors collected approximately 22,500 pounds of flammable, corrosive, reactive and/or toxic materials from 233 residents of Poulsbo and surrounding communities.

These events have been held annually or biennially in North Kitsap or Bainbridge Island since 2001.  They supplement the permanent household hazardous waste facility in Bremerton, which is available to all Kitsap County residents.  The one-day events will be replaced by a permanent facility located just outside Poulsbo.  That facility is scheduled for completion in 2025.

June 10th – Tire and Scrap Metal Event

FunThe Solid Waste Division's Clean Kitsap Program held a Tire and Scrap Metal Collection event for households on June 10th at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds Thunderbird Arena. The event was funded by Washington Dept. of Ecology. Households were invited to bring up to 15 passenger tires and a variety of non-hazardous scrap metal items for free disposal. We collected 71.79 tons of tires and 11.35 tons of scrap metal from 532 customers. This is an increase from 2022, where we collected 60 tons of tires and 5.15 tons of metal from 406 customers. 

Questions about an event? 

Contact us in advance at or Kitsap1 360-337-5777.

Other options for recycling and disposal

Check out the What Do I Do With It? tool for a full list of options.

Special thanks to our 2023 event partners and vendors: DTG Recycle, Navy City Metals, WA Dept. of Ecology, Liberty Tire, City of Poulsbo, LightRecycle, PaintCare of WA, and Kitsap Fair and Stampede Association.