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 for 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,
Map and Driving Directions
|Hours of Operation||
RESIDENTIAL 10 am – 4 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday. |
Call Kitsap1 at 360.337.5777 if you have large amounts (more than 50
BUSINESSES - by appointment
|Closed for holidays:||Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday),
Christmas Day through New Year’s Day (annual maintenance), 4th
Kitsap County Public Works|
|Services available |
|Household hazardous waste disposal|
|Services available |
|Business hazardous waste disposal|
|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
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.
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,
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