Public Waste and Recycling Events - 2020

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 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 Description

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

This event was reschedule from its original December 26th date. If you cannot make this event, Bainbridge Island Zero Waste is also hosting a Styrofoam & CD/DVD collection event on January 30 & 31.

Prepare Your Materials at Home 

Only clean, dry items with all tape and labels removed will be accepted. Styrfoam should be ready before you arrive. Remove all tape and labels. Be sure they're clean and dry. Sort your materials by type and color for easy drop off.

Restrictions

Limit one carload. This event is for our Kitsap households only. No businesses, trailers, or box trucks allowed.

Accepted Items

We accept the following clean and dry foam:

Styrofoam blocks from packaging

Shipping coolers

Packing peanuts

Unstained takeout or meat trays

#6 foam or EPS (expanded polystyrene)

What's NOT Accepted

Other items not listed above are not accepted, including:

Hot tub covers

Soft or flexible foams, EPE (expanded polyethylene)

Sealed foam

Foil-lined foam

Insulation board or spray-in foam

Hard plastics (including #6)

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

DURING THE EVENT

Safety is a priority. The following measures are in place during the event.

Face coverings required while outside vehicle.
Stay at least six feet away from other visitors and staff.
Visitors must unload items without assistance in designated drop-off areas.
Event staff will not interact with visitors and bathrooms will be closed.

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?

 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.