Public Waste and Recycling Events - 2019

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Bring Your Own Bag! Pop-Ups

Get a FREE reusable shopping bag at one of the locations below. Limit one per visitor as supplies last. Call ahead to ask about availability.

  • Kitsap Regional Library locations and the Library Home Delivery service (2/12 update: Downtown Bremerton, Bainbridge Island, Little Boston, Silverdale, Sylvan, Port Orchard, Poulsbo locations and Home Delivery service are temporarily out of bags)

  • 1/24: Temporarily out of bags - Givens Community and Senior Center in Port Orchard

  • North Kitsap Senior Center in Poulsbo

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 the upcoming plastic bag bans in Kitsap County, Port Orchard, and Bremerton. 



The Bainbridge Island Trashion Show

April 26, 2020 at 2 p.m. and at 4 p.m. at Islandwood

A runway fashion show showcasing chic, theatrical, and wearable garments using recycled materials and repurposed clothes. Its mission is to spread awareness about consumption, recycling, and waste reduction with the ultimate goal of reducing trash headed for the landfills. Visit Trashion Show event page.



Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Next event: summer 2020, date to be determined. This annual event alternates between a City of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap location. The 2020 event will be located in North Kitsap. We will publish event details in the spring.

Visit the Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste Facility for year-round hazardous waste disposal.



STYRO-Roundup: Free Styrofoam Recycling Collection Event

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020

Kitsap County Fairgrounds Sheep Barn - View Google Map

Printable PDF event flyer

Event map (PDF)

Prepare Your Materials at Home: Remove all tape and labels; keep materials clean and dry; sort by color and type

Important Details: Limit one carload; Kitsap households only; no businesses, trailers, or box trucks

Accepted Foam Items: Clean and dry foam that easily breaks into small beads, like Styrofoam blocks from packaging, foam shipping coolers, packing peanuts, unstained takeout or meat trays, #6 foam or EPS (expanded polystyrene)

Not Accepted: Soft of flexible foam (EPE, expanded polyethylene); hot tub covers or dock foam; sealed foam; insulation board or spray-in foam; foil-lined foam; hard plastis (including #6)

At the December 2019 event, 560 households brought in enough foam to fill 1500 bathtubs (295 cubic yards) and equal the weight of 170 bowling balls (2600 pounds)! Our recycling vendor compresses the foam and sells it to product manufacturers who create eyeglasses frames, picture frames, electronics cases, and more.

Find year-round styrofoam recycling options.



City and Tribal Events

Some cities and tribes host neighborhood 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 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.


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