Public Waste and Recycling Events - 2020

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 October 4: Tire Collection Event at Fairgrounds

Kitsap County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce that Washington Department of Ecology is providing funds for a free tire collection event at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds Thunderbird Arena on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you plan to bring tires to this event, please follow these instructions:

 

Event Guidelines

  • Visitors must unload tires without assistance onto the ground in designated drop-off areas.

  • Secure all tires 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.

  • Face coverings required while outside vehicle.

  • Stay at least six feet from other visitors and staff.

  • For COVID-19 safety, bathrooms will be closed and 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. 

 

Tire Requirements

  • Limit ten (10) tires per visitor.

  • Residents with tires from personal vehicles only - no businesses or organizations.

  • Passenger, light truck, motorcycle, and lawn mower tires only.

  • Tires can be with or without rims.

 

Event Traffic Flow

Enter the event through the parking lot entrance east of the Eagle's Nest Community Room. Look for ENTER signs. When you reach the tire drop-off area, you will be directed into one of the unloading zones. While unloading, please leave space for vehicles to pass you.


COVID-19 Safety Pre-Screening Questions:

Before attending the event you must ask yourself these questions. If the answer is "yes" to any of the following, do not attend this event.

1. Are you experiencing any of the follow symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?

2. Are you experiencing at least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste?

3. Is anyone in your household suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19?


**If you can't make this event, there are many tire disposal sites across the county. Visit Recycle.KitsapGov.com to find an alternative site.

Sponsored by Kitsap County Solid Waste Division and Washington Department of Ecology.


 October 17: Blackjack Creek Cleanup in Port Orchard

Blackjack Creek Cleanup
Hosted by the Kitsap County Solid Waste Division as part of Orca Recovery Day efforts.
October 17, 2020, 11am-3pm

Trail head is at the far east end of Kendall Street, Port Orchard (Coordinates: 47°32'03.4"N 122°38'06.9"W)


Event Desription

Join us in cleaning up Blackjack Creek in Port Orchard on Saturday, October 17 from 11 am to 3 pm. We will be removing garbage from a unoccupied encampment. Meet at the far east end of Kendall Street at 11 am. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Information about the event and the required waivers will be emailed to you upon registration. To volunteer for this event, register at kcowa.us/blackjack.

Face coverings and social distancing are required. Work parties must be five people or less. The terrain is difficult to navigate and is not suitable for those with major health conditions. Use caution and look for hazards while in the cleanup area.

Some volunteers will need to cross the creek, please wear waterproof boots. Event staff is in touch with wildlife experts about the health and safety of Salmon passing through during our cleanup. We will remain cautious in our efforts.

A huge thank you to the volunteers with Northwest Hospitality for their work in cleaning up over 1,600 pounds of trash from nearby sites along Blackjack Creek in July 2020. With your help, we will finish where they left off.

For more information about Orca Recovery Day and other ways to join in, visit betterground.org.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Lauren Liming at lliming@co.kitsap.wa.us or 360.337.4472.


COVID-19 Safety Pre-Screening Questions:

Before attending the event you must ask yourself these questions. If the answer is "yes" to any of the following, do not attend this event.

1. Are you experiencing any of the follow symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?

2. Are you experiencing at least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste?

3. Is anyone in your household suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19?

 January 2, 2021: STYRO-Roundup at Fairgrounds

Styro-Roundup Styrofoam Collection Event

January 2, 2021

9 AM  - 3 PM

Kitsap County Fairgrounds Sheep Barn

More details coming soon.

This event has been rescheduled from its original December 26, 2020 date.

Bainbridge Island Zero Waste will also be holding a Styrofoam & CD/DVD collection event on January 30 and 31.

 Events postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19

  • 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, CANCELLED: City of Port Orchard Spring and Fall Clean Ups, and SUSPENDED: 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.