Recycling, Compost, and Garbage Collection for Kitsap County Homes

In Kitsap County, private service providers offer household garbage, recycling, and compost collection services. Kitsap County Solid Waste does not perform curbside waste collection.


Area

​Service Provider

Unincorporated Kitsap County

If your home is not inside city limits of one of the cities listed below, it is in the unincorporated county or on tribal lands.

Waste Management Northwest

​To add or change services, call 1-800-592-9995.

City of Bainbridge Island

​Recycling is included with garbage service.

Bainbridge Disposal

Call 1.206.842.4882

City of Bremerton

​Garbage and recycling collection is required by the city. 

Waste Management Northwest

​To add or change services, call 1-800-592-9995.

City of Port Orchard

Garbage and recycling collection is required by the city.

Waste Management Northwest

​To add or change services, call 1-800-592-9995.

​City of Poulsbo

Garbage and recycling collection is required by the city.

City of Poulsbo Solid Waste Services

Call 1.360.779.4078

Recycling and Garbage Service

Every home can set up curbside garbage and recycling collection. Recycling collection is automatically included with garbage service. Contact your service provider for complete details and to set up services.

​​Cart sizes and pickup frequency

Recycling is collected every other week in a 64-gallon wheeled cart.

Garbage is collected weekly in a variety of cart sizes.

Customers in unincorporated areas also have a choice of weekly, twice monthly, or monthly garbage pickup.

What can be recycled?

Download and print the curbside recycling guide 

Recyclables must be empty, clean, and dry. No plastic bags. No shredded paper.


Accepted items:

  • Clean and dry metal cans: labels OK, leave lid partly attached and push lid into can

  • Dry and flat paper and food boxes: larger than a postcard

  • Dry and flat cardboard: stickers, tape OK, but remove all packing material

  • Clean and dry glass bottles and jars: no other glass items, remove and throw away metal caps

  • Clean and dry plastic bottles, jugs, jars, and dairy tubs. Other plastics go in the garbage (including plastic bags, salad containers, produce containers, deli and bakery trays, clamshells, take-out containers, plant pots, buckets, etc.)

​Extra recyclables

Unincorporated County: Regularly have extra recyclables that don't fit in your cart?Add a second cart for $1.40 per month.

Cities: Contact your city's service provider to ask about curbside options for extra recycling.


​Compost (Food and Yard Waste) Service

Most single-family homes in Kitsap County can add curbside compost collection service for a fee

Enter your address into the interactive curbside composting map tool to learn if your single-family home can receive curbside composting service. If your home is not eligible, complete the form to let us know you're interested. If you have trouble using this map, email solidwaste@co.kitsap.wa.us for help.

Contact your service provider for complete details and to set up services.

​Cart size and pickup frequency

​Compostables are picked up every other week (typically on recycling day) in a 96-gallon wheeled cart.

​​What can be composted?

​Yard waste, weeds, food scraps (including meat and dairy), paper towels, napkins, and coffee filters

Compostable "plastic" bags labeled BPI-Certified are allowed.                        

Learn more about what can go in your compost cart.

​​Extra yard waste

Unincorporated County: ​There is a charge for extra yard waste left at the curb. View Waste Management's rates page for options.

Cities: Contact your city's service provider to ask about curbside options for extra yard waste.

 

Apartments and Condos

Learn about services available to multifamily properties.


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