Disposal fees to increase at Olympic View Transfer Station

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Disposal fees increase at Olympic View Transfer Station on July 1, 2019

The per-ton garbage fee will increase, but the minimum fee of $22 dollars will not change.

Olympic View, the main collection point for the county's garbage, will increase its fees on July 1, 2019.

The increase is part of a four-year plan approved by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners in 2018. At Olympic View, fees will increase by small amounts over four consecutive years. This year's increase is the second year of changes.

Fees at the Recycling and Garbage Facilities in Hansville, Silverdale, and Olalla will not change in 2019, but they will increase in 2020.

Fees are increasing because a 2017 cost study done by the Solid Waste 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.

Some key funding needs include:

  • Improving aging waste facilities to meet the needs of our growing community. The Division is planning improvements to the Central Kitsap Recycling and Garbage Facility and Olympic View Transfer Station.
  • Rebuilding an emergency reserve fund. During the Great Recession that began in late 2007, the Division avoided raising disposal fees by spending from a reserve fund. This fund protects against fee increases during future economic downturns.

Olympic View Transfer Station is located near the Bremerton airport and processes 220,000 tons of waste a year. The facility loads garbage onto trains bound for an Oregon landfill and sends recyclables to a Tacoma sorting facility.

View a fact sheet about Kitsap's solid waste fees

Solid Waste Fees 2018-2021