Public Waste and Recycling Events

Upcoming Events

Tires and Metal Event - June 10

Household Chemical Event - June 24

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.

Tire and Scrap Metal Collection Event

Saturday, June 10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Behind Thunderbird Arena - 1275 Fairgrounds Rd. NW

REVISED LOCATION: We have moved the entrance. The new entrance is west of Thunderbird Arena, down the gravel driveway that runs parallel to Tibardis Rd NW

Event limitations and safety

  • Households only - no businesses

  • Visitors must unload their items onto the ground without staff assistance.

  • Bathrooms are not available at this event.

Accepted Items - FREE

  • Tires - limit 15 per customer. With or without rims. Tires from passenger vehicles, light trucks, motorcycles, lawn mowers or wheelbarrows.

  • Metal - aluminum, brass, copper, iron/steel or insulated copper. Examples:

  • BBQ grills

  • Wheelbarrows - remove tires

  • Chain link fencing and rebar

  • Tire rims

  • Nuts, bolts, screws, washers and other metal findings

  • Pots and pans

  • Holiday string lights (no LED) and extension cords

  • Aluminum cans

  • Small metal appliances that do not refrigerate (toasters, microwaves, etc.)

Not Accepted

  • No commercial tires. Take commercial tires (up to 22" rims) to Olympic View Transfer Station for disposal for a fee. 

  • No large appliances, refrigerating appliances, mercury, batteries, auto parts, lawnmowers, LED string lights, pressurized gas tanks, concrete (such as on rebar or fence posts), or items containing liquid.

Household Chemical Collection Event - North Kitsap

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Kitsap County Solid Waste and City of Poulsbo are hosting a Household Chemical Collection Event for North Kitsap residents.

Saturday, June 24, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

City of Poulsbo parking lot - 22097 Viking Ave NW

Traffic is one way only. Enter from the North side of the parking lot. Exit at the South end. Stay in your vehicle. Event staff will unload from rear cargo area only.


Bring your unwanted household cleaning supplies, automotive fluids, garden and spa chemicals, and more to this event for easy disposal in North Kitsap. Restrictions apply.

Don't wait to recycle your paint! PaintCare of WA has hundreds of locations available to easily recycle your paint, stains and sealants. Find a location near you today!

Accepted Items

  • Lawn and Garden Chemicals
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides
  • Spa and Pool Chemicals
  • CFL bulbs and Fluorescent light tubes, 4- or 8-foot lengths
  • Oil or Antifreeze
  • Gasoline and other flammable liquids
  • Aerosols
  • Adhesives
  • Rodent poison
  • Paint – oil and latex, up to 10 gallons
  • Small propane tanks, up to 16 oz. containers


  • No containers over 5 gallons
  • Maximum total loads of 25 gallons (calculated by container sizes)
  • No LED or incandescent light bulbs
  • No flares or explosives
  • No large propane tanks
  • No needles or medical waste
  • No batteries
  • No business waste

Waste containers are not returned. Be prepared to leave containers at the event.

If your item is not accepted at this event, search the online "What Do I Do With It?" tool for other options. Loads containing hazardous material not accepted at this event may be directed to the Hazardous Waste Facility in Bremerton or another appropriate agency for disposal. Large loads require an appointment with the Bremerton facility.

Traveling with hazardous materials?

Take extra precaution to be sure your items are secure in your rear cargo area.


Be sure that your item is accepted for disposal at the location you are traveling to before loading in your vehicle. Load item when you are ready to head directly to your destination.

Label the contents of containers when original label is worn or unreadable.

Seal tightly in container with lid and never mix chemicals.

Pack items in a plastic tote or box lined with heavy plastic.

Secure items in rear cargo area and prevent shifting during transport.

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