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.

  • Kitsap Regional Library locations (excluding the Downtown Bremerton, Silverdale, Bainbridge Island, Little Boston, and Kingston libraries, which have run out of bags) and the Library Home Delivery service

  • Givens Community and Senior Center in Port Orchard (out of bags)

  • North Kitsap Senior Center in Poulsbo

  • 9/19 Discover Kingston Community Open House, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • 9/27 ShareNet Food Bank - Kingston, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • 9/27 Port Gamble General Store - Port Gamble, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 9/30 Helpline House Food Bank - Bainbridge Island, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • 9/30 The Salvation Army Clothing Bank- Bremerton, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 10/2 The Salvation Army Food Bank - Bremerton, 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

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. 

Walmart Stores - Car Seat Recycling Event

Recycle a car seat at Walmart stores between 9/16/2019 and 9/30/2019 and get a $30 gift card. Learn more.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

We have not yet selected a date for the summer 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. This annual summer event alternates between a City of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap location. The 2020 event will located in North Kitsap. Please check back for details in spring 2020.

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

STYRO-Roundup: FREE Styrofoam Recycling Collection Event

December 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kitsap County Fairgrounds Sheep Barn - Google map

Prepare Your Materials at Home

To keep the line moving quickly, prep your materials at home:

  • Remove all tape and labels

  • Clean and dry

  • Sort by color

  • Sort by type


  • 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:

  • Packing peanuts

  • Blocks from packaging

  • Shipping coolers

  • Unstained takeout or meat trays

  • #6 foam or EPS (expanded polystyrene)

Not Accepted - Reuse or Trash

  • #6 hard plastic

  • Soft or flexible foam (EPE, expanded polyethylene)

  • Hot tub covers or dock foam

  • Sealed foam

  • Insulation board or spray-in foam

  • Foil-lined foam

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.