Public Waste and Recycling Events - 2019


July 27 -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sheep Barn at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds

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​Bring Styrofoam packaging to this free recycling collection event open to Kitsap County residents.

If you cannot attend the event, secure Styrofoam in a bag and place it in your garbage or find a year-round reuse or recycling option.


​Kitsap residents only - no commercial loads accepted

Please coordinate with friends and neighbors to combine loads into a single vehicle. This will keep lines short and cars off the road.

Accepted Items

​Packing peanuts

Styrofoam blocks (remove tape or labels)

Styrofoam food packaging (clean and unstained)

Styrofoam trays (separate colors from white)

​Prepare Your Load

​​Styrofoam must be clean and dry

Limit one car load per household

No trailers or box trucks

Not Accepted

No ​soft foam

No hot tub covers

No expanded polyethylene (EPE)

No sealed foam

No foil lined polystyrene/insulation

 Bring Your Own Bag! Pop-Ups

Visit a pop-up table or pick-up site to get your own reusable and washable shopping bag.

We are adding locations often, so please check the Bring Your Own Bag! Pop-Ups Facebook Event for the most up-to-date information.

Current and Upcoming:

Reusable shopping bags are better for the environment than single-use bags. For that reason alone, we want to help people switch from single-use paper or plastic bags to reusable bags.

We also want to help people prepare for current and proposed reusable bag ordinances (plastic bag bans). City of Bremerton recently became the 29th city in Washington to ban plastic bags (effective Jan. 1, 2020). Kitsap County and City of Port Orchard are considering similar ordinances.

Bainbridge Island passed an ordinance in 2012 and neighboring Gig Harbor’s bag ordinance started June 18, 2019.

 Other Events

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The 2019 event has passed. We will hold the next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in North Kitsap in summer 2020. Please visit our year-round Household Hazardous Waste Facility for hazardous waste disposal.

City and Tribal Events

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


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 Community Paper Shred 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.