Public Waste and Recycling Events

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 Wheels and Steel - Tire & metal collection event for households

Spring cleaning has begun! In partnership with the Washington Department of Ecology and Navy City Metals, the Kitsap County Solid Waste Division has scheduled a free, two-day tire and metal collection event for households.


This event is for households only. No businesses or organizations.

Location: Thunderbird Arena at Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1275 NW Fairgrounds Rd., Bremerton

Dates:  April 30 and May 1, 2021 (Friday and Saturday)

Time: 9 AM to 1 PM

Download event flyer

Optional: RSVP on Facebook


Accepted Tires

  • Tires from passenger vehicles, light trucks, motorcycles, lawn mowers, wheelbarrows

  • Limit 10 per household

  • With or without rims

Accepted Metal Items

  • Aluminum, brass, copper, iron/steel, insulated copper

  • Yard: BBQ grills, wheelbarrows (remove tires), chain link fencing, tire rims

  • Hardware: Nuts, bolts, screws, washers, etc., rebar

  • Home: Pots and pans, holiday string lights (no LED), extension cords, aluminum cans

Restricted Items - Not Accepted

Learn where to take these items at Recycle.KitsapGov.com.

  • No mercury

  • No batteries

  • No auto parts

  • No lawnmowers

  • No appliances

  • No LED light strings

  • No pressurized gas tanks

  • No concrete (such as on rebar or fence posts)

  • No items containing liquid

Event and Safety Instructions

  • Secure all loads to your vehicle with straps, cords, or chains and cover your load with a tarp or net. Unsecured loads can result in fines or jail time. Do not overload vehicle.

  • Residents must unload materials without assistance onto the ground in designated drop-off areas.

  • No bathrooms at this event.

  • For COVID-19 safety, event staff will not interact with visitors. If you have questions about this event, please contact us in advance at solidwaste@co.kitsap.wa.us or Kitsap1 360-337-5777.

  • Masks and social distancing required. Stay at least six feet from other visitors and staff.

  • Complete a COVID-19 self assessment before attending this event and do not attend if you have symptoms:

If you cannot attend this event, there are many other tire and metal drop-off sites across Kitsap! Visit Recycle.KitsapGov.com to find an alternative site.

 Events postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19

  • January 2021 Styrofoam Collection Event. Other options for Styrofoam.
  • Bring Your Own Bag! Giveaways
  • Fix-It Fairs
  • July Styrofoam Collection Event
  • Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in North Kitsap

 City and tribal events

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

Events include the City of Bremerton Beautify Bremerton yard waste event, City of Port Orchard Spring and Fall Clean Ups, and City of Poulsbo Residential Cleanup Dumpster service.


 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 paper shredding 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.


Events listed here do not constitute an endorsement by Kitsap County. All listings are current when posted and are subject to change without notice.