Fees to increase at Kitsap County waste facilities on July 1, 2020

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June 1, 2020

Fees to increase at Kitsap County waste facilities on July 1, 2020

Increases at Olympic View Transfer Station, Recycling and Garbage Facilities

KITSAP COUNTY, WA - The Kitsap County Solid Waste Division will increase fees at county-owned waste facilities on July 1, 2020. The fee increases are part of a four year rate plan approved by the Kitsap Board of Commissioners in 2018. The plan covers a series of incremental fee increases between 2018 and 2021.

At Olympic View Transfer Station, fees will increase for a third consecutive year. The $22 minimum fee will not increase, but the amount of waste covered under the minimum fee will decrease. Fees for most other materials will go up. Next year, Olympic View Transfer Station’s fees are scheduled to increase again on July 1, 2021.

Fees will also increase at the Recycling and Garbage Facilities in Hansville, Silverdale, and Olalla. They are not scheduled to increase in 2021.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are disposal fees increasing and how are funds used?

The Kitsap County Solid Waste Division periodically adjusts fees to cover costs. A 2017 cost study done by the Division found that disposal fees no longer covered current and projected costs. Disposal fees fund local solid and hazardous waste programs, facilities, and services. Fees are not used for general county government, and the Division does not receive property or sales tax revenues.

Key funding needs include:

  • The upcoming redevelopment of the Silverdale Recycling and Garbage Facility. Contractors will redesign the facility with 30 years of growth in mind.
  • Capital facility improvements to Olympic View Transfer Station
  • A planned Household Hazardous Waste facility in North Kitsap

View the Solid Waste Fees Fact Sheet (PDF). to learn more about solid waste disposal fees and funding.


How can I limit or reduce my costs?

Subscribe to curbside collection service from the service provider in your area. The typical facility customer may lose money (and time) by self-hauling regular household garbage and recyclables.

  • In July 2020, a Recycling and Garbage Facility customer will pay $44 a month (plus fuel and time) for weekly disposal of one 32-gallon trash can.
  • Homes in the unincorporated county can get weekly garbage and twice-monthly recycling pickup for less than $44 a month. A variety of cart sizes and pickup schedules are available to meet your needs.

View the Solid Waste Fees Fact Sheet (PDF). to find more suggestions for limiting and reducing your disposal costs.


How does Kitsap County compare with neighboring areas?

Kitsap County disposal fees are the lowest in the Puget Sound region and second lowest in all of Western Washington.

About Kitsap County waste facilities

Olympic View Transfer Station is located near the Bremerton airport on Highway 3 and processes approximately 220,000 tons of waste per year. Waste Management, Inc. operates the facility under contract. The facility sends garbage by train to a landfill in Arlington, Oregon and sends recyclables by truck to a sorting facility in Tacoma.

The Recycling and Garbage Facilities in Hansville, Silverdale, and Olalla collect garbage, recycling, and limited hazardous household products. The Division contracts haulers to bring the garbage and recyclable materials to Olympic View Transfer Station for processing.

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Bremerton collects and processes hazardous products from Kitsap and Mason County households and from qualifying businesses.