Recycling reduces garbage, and is required with curbside garbage service in Kitsap County, as of October 1, 2010.
Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as garbage.
Recycling and preventing waste can sometimes reduce garbage enough for residents to order a smaller garbage container for a lower rate.
Garbage collection rates
Empty recyclables out of bags and boxes and put them loose in your blue-lidded cart so that they can be easily identified and sorted at the recycling center. Empty clean paper bags and cardboard boxes are recyclable. Just put them in your cart after you empty them. Recyclables in bags may be mistaken for garbage at the sorting center.
NO shredded paper in recycling. Paper mills don't want shredded paper and shredded paper is difficult to sort from other recyclables. More
NO plastic bags in recycling. (Reuse or recycle at grocery stores) - More
Extra Recycling. There is no limit on the amount of clean recycling you can set out for collection. Put recycling that doesn’t fit in your blue lidded cart in recycling bins, cardboard boxes (limit 2'x2'x2'), or a 32-gal. can with handles marked "recycling".
Before you buy, use or discard an item, ask yourself:
Reduce: Can I buy this product with less packaging?
Reuse: Can I or someone else use this again?
Recycle: Can I recycle this after I use it?
Buy Recycled: Can I get this item with recycled content?