Flood debris amnesty offered for Kitsap residents this weekend

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County Public Works Solid Waste Division is offering free disposal of flood debris to Kitsap County residents from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at the Olympic View Transfer Station, 9300 SW Barney White Road.

Flood-damaged carpet, furniture, mattresses, sheetrock, siding, clothing, and other personal property will all be accepted. Flood-damaged televisions, monitors, and appliances such as refrigerators, washers, and dryers will also be taken for free, but should be separated from other debris to allow easy unloading. Customers should be prepared to unload their own debris.

Household hazardous waste (paints, garden chemicals, household cleaners, etc.) should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility for free disposal from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Waste should be kept in the original container and separated from other debris. If containers are flood-damaged and material is water-logged, residents should place each container into a separate plastic bag, then place it into a sturdy, leak-proof container for transport.

Business hazardous waste is not accepted at the HHW Collection Facility without an appointment. Businesses should call The Open Line at (360) 337-5777 to make an appointment.

Residents unable to haul their own debris to the transfer station should contact the Department of Emergency Management at (360) 307-5968.

Free disposal will not be permitted at any of the County’s Recycling and Garbage facilities.

This program is available to Kitsap County residents only; proof of residency is required.

For more information, contact The Open Line at (360) 337-5777.

See the Weekend Edition of the North Kitsap Herald for more on area cleanup efforts.

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