Link to Kitsap County's Mission Statement
Public Works - Solid Waste Division
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA  MS-27
Phone: (360)337-5777 * Fax: (360)337-4867
 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

360-337-5777
REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING

 

360 337 5285
REPORT TRASH BURNING

 

 

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

The Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility (formerly MRW - Moderate Risk Waste) is open year-round.  The facility is for  proper management of hazardous wastes to Kitsap and Mason County residents. The Small Quantity Generator (SQG) business collection program is also housed at the HHW Collection Facility.

Address:

5551 SW Imperial Way   Bremerton
Map and Driving Directions

Hours of operation:

RESIDENTIAL 10am–4pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 
Call Kitsap One at 360-337-5777 if you have large amounts (more than 50 gallons).


BUSINESSES -  by appointment ONLY
 

Closed for holidays:
 

Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), Christmas Day through New Year’s Day (annual maintenance), 4th of July

Phone:

360-337-5777

Operated by:

Kitsap County Public Works

Services available
(no fee):

Household hazardous waste disposal

Services available
(fee charged):

Business hazardous waste disposal

Restrictions:

No medical waste (except Sharps), no explosives, no ammunition, no radioactive waste, no regular household garbage, no leaking or empty containers, no televisions or computer monitors

Frequently Asked Questions:  Paints & Stains

What happens at the HHW Collection Facility?
Customers unload their materials with assistance from facility staff, and sign a sheet with their printed name and zip code. This sheet serves as an affidavit stating the waste they are bringing is from a home and not generated by a business. Residential customers are not asked to pay disposal fees for their waste. 

What happens to all the materials brought to the HHW Collection Facility for disposal?
Kitsap County goes to great lengths to ensure that your discarded waste is recycled, reused, or disposed of in the most environmentally sound method possible. 

Why are out of county residents using the Kitsap County facility?
In 1999, Kitsap County entered into an Interlocal Agreement with Mason County to supplement their HHW collection program by offering Mason County residents the same year round disposal options for hazardous materials offered to Kitsap County residents. Mason County pays a per customer charge for the use of the facility. This helps defray both operational and maintenance costs of the HHW Collection Facility as well as protect the valuable watersheds we share.

What is the Swap Shop?
The Swap Shop opened at the end of 1999. Unopened products or those at least 3/4 full with original labels are considered for reuse. The program is limited to paint related products, fertilizers, household cleaners, and automotive products. Pesticides and corrosive or reactive chemicals are not available in the Swap Shop. There is no charge for the materials taken; however every recipient must sign a liability waiver form prior to removing the items. Material picked up is not for resale.

What about businesses with hazardous waste?
Small Quantity Generator (SQG) collections are held twice a month at the HHW Collection Facility. The facility staff works with the Kitsap Public Health District to provide business customers with information concerning proper waste management options for the type of hazardous waste generated. Facility staff provides assistance to pre-qualify each customer for the program. Appointments are scheduled for the designated SQG collection day. Business customers pay for the disposal cost of their waste. Some businesses have been able to switch to non-hazardous alternatives in an effort to reduce their disposal fees and protect the health of their employees, the community and the environment. Many businesses cannot completely eliminate the use of hazardous materials. The SQG collection is important to help them stay in regulatory compliance.  SQG web page

Dos and Don'ts for Transporting Your HHW
Now that you have decided to reduce the number of toxic products you have in your home, when you bring them to the facility, make sure you stay safe! Follow these easy tips while transporting your hazardous waste to the HHW Collection Facility.

  • Keep HHW in its original container. If you have used a different container, label it.
  • Place containers in a plastic bin or box with a lid, and keep them from tipping or leaking.
  • Keep HHW out of the passenger compartment of your vehicle and away from children and pets. If transporting HHW in a truck, secure the load with ties to prevent the load from shifting.
  • Do not mix different types of HHW in the same containers.
  • Do not tape fluorescent tubes or bulbs together, and when possible, transport them in the original box to prevent breakage. Do not break.
     
  How to transport household
hazardous waste
This Two-Minute Tutor shows you how to pack your household hazardous waste for safe transport and where to take it.
To view the video, click here
2 Minute Tutor - Household Hazardous Waste movie

If you have questions or comments about the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, the SQG Program, or the Swap Shop, please call:

Kitsap County Public Works
Solid Waste Division
360.337.5777 or 800.825.4940
solidwaste@co.kitsap.wa.us

Updated:  October 21, 2014
WasteWise Living Magazine
WasteWise Living Newsletter

Comp Plan cover image
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan  
 
Waste Wise @ Work logo

Waste Wise @ Work
What Do I Do With It web page link
What do I
do with it?