Public Waste and Recycling Events

Collection events are held around the County at various times of the year. Upcoming events are listed when scheduled. To stay informed about all of our news, sign up to get the Recycling & Garbage News email bulletin.

Styrofoam & Mattress Recycle Collection Event - Oct. 29, 2022

In partnership with DTG Recycle, Kitsap County is holding a Styrofoam and mattress recycling collection event for Kitsap County households. Questions? Please email

Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sheep Barn at Kitsap County Fairgrounds

1200 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311

Entrance at Tibardis Rd NW

Download event flyer

Optional: Please RSVP on Facebook - Kitsap County Facebook Events


  • Kitsap County households only
  • Limit one carload
  • No businesses
  • No box trucks
  • No trailers

Styrofoam - Accepted for Free

  • Blocks
  • Coolers
  • Packing peanuts
  • Takeout boxes
  • Meat trays
  • #6 EPS

Prepare in advance:
    • Clean & dry
    • Remove tape and labels
    • Sort by color and type
    • Bag foam when possible
    • Secure your load to prevent litter

Mattresses - Accepted for $10 Each

  • Mattresses
  • Box springs

Prepare in advance:
    • $10 each
    • Payment to DTG Recycle by cash or card
    • Must be dry
    • Secure your load for safer roads

Not Accepted

  • NO Wet/moldy items
  • NO Items contaminated with rodent droppings
  • NO Insulation foam
  • NO Sealed foam
  • NO Foil-lined foam
  • NO Hot tub & dock foam
  • NO Soft/flexible foam (EPE)
    • NO Futon mattresses

 Tire and Scrap Metal Collection Event -TBD

We intend to schedule a free tire and scrap metal collection event for Spring or Summer 2023. Details will be posted at a later date. Tire and scrap metal recycling is available year-round in Kitsap County.

 City and Tribal Events

Some cities and tribes host clean-up events or services. Contact your city or tribe directly to inquire. Proof of residence is usually required.

Events and services 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 is too small to go in your recycling bin, but you can recycle it at a paper shred event or kiosk. Check the LeMay Community Shred Event schedule, ask your local bank about scheduled shred events, or 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.