Business Disposal and Recycling Guide

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​Options for Businesses

We help connect restaurants, automotive, construction and other industries to information on proper disposal and local recycling options. This information may also apply to non-profits, schools, churches or households.

Garbage Disposal

Use a local service provider for collection at your business, or drop off common waste accepted at Olympic View Transfer Station. Follow disposal regulations for all waste types. 

Recycling Services

Recycle yard waste at a local drop-off sitePrivate businesses offer cardboard and mixed recycling services. Contact a permitted service provider about recycling options for your business. 

Service providers

DTG Recycle

Waste Management

Bainbridge Disposal - serving Bainbridge Island only

Visit Washington State Department of Ecology - Common dangerous waste for help with more types of business waste not listed.

Construction & Demolition

Most construction and demolition debris can be repurposed into aggregate, fuel, compost and mulch, soil amendment and other products. In 2018, the U.S. produced an estimated 600M tons of construction and demolition debris according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 24% of the material was sent to the landfill.

Take care to identify the type of material, regulations and options for disposal to avoid sending material eligible for repurposing to the landfill. Visit Washington State Department of Ecology - Waste Designation for help determining your waste type. 

 Demolition and Renovation

​Demolition and renovation waste may contain hazardous materials like asbestos, mercury, and lead. For this reason, businesses must follow regulations for handling and disposing of demolition and renovation waste.

Clean air regulations for demolition and renovation work

​View Clean Air Agency demolition requirements for Kitsap, Pierce, King, Snohomish Counties.

View Clean Air Agency demolition requirements for Mason, Jefferson, Thurston, Clallam, Grays Harbor, and Pacific Counties.

​Disposal location and required disposal documents

​Only accepted at Olympic View Transfer Station with the following documents:

  1. An A.H.E.R.A. asbestos survey or waiver must be presented at Olympic View Transfer Station at the time of disposal. Learn about this survey or waiver at the Clean Air Agency websites above.

  2. Demolition debris containing asbestos must be disposed according to Olympic View Transfer Station's asbestos disposal requirements, which includes making a disposal appointment, presenting an asbestos waste shipping report at the time of disposal, and packaging and labeling friable asbestos.

​Recycling locations

  • Recovery1 in Tacoma recycles demolition and renovation debris without asbestos, mercury, and lead.
  • Allen Shearer Trucking in Belfair recycles construction & demolition debris without asbestos, mercury, and lead.

Potential hazards

Asbestos is classified as a hazardous air pollutant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, so demolition and renovation projects must comply with certain asbestos requirements before they begin.

Demolished or renovated structures may also contain mercury, lead, and other dangerous contaminants. Proper disposal is required for all hazardous materials.

​Disposal fee at Olympic View

​Olympic View Transfer Station attendants will inspect your load to determine the correct disposal rate. Rates depend on the contents of your load.

​Questions?

Contact: solidwaste@kitsap.gov

 New Construction

Construction debris is from new construction, not from a demolition or renovation project.

Mixed loads are treated as demolition or renovation debris. Loads with clean wood waste lumber only can be recycled. See options under clean wood waste.

​Recycling locations ​It is less expensive to recycle construction debris than to dispose of it as garbage.

In some cases, you may need to separate the materials in order to recycle them. 

  • Recovery 1 in Tacoma accepts commingled construction debris, unpainted wood, land-clearing debris, and concrete.

  • North Mason Fiber in Belfair accepts construction wood debris (discarded lumber, wood scrap, pallets, plywood, particle board).

  • Allen Shearer Trucking in Belfair accepts clean C&D, concrete, and asphalt.

  • Kitsap Reclamation Materials in Bremerton accepts concrete.

  • Peninsula Topsoil in Belfair accepts asphalt and concrete.

  • Zimmer Pit in Poulsbo accepted dirt, concrete, and asphalt.

​Disposal locations and requirements

​Accepted as garbage at Olympic View Transfer Station. No documents required for construction debris.

If your construction debris is mixed with demolition or renovation debris, treat it as demolition or renovation debris instead.

​Disposal fee at Olympic View

Inform attendants that you have construction debris.

Mixed loads of construction debris are charged based on the materials inside. If there are bulky materials that we cannot easily handle with our machines, you may be charged the higher bulky waste rate. See current disposal fees.

​Questions?

Contact: solidwaste@kitsap.gov

​ Clean Wood Waste

Lower fees by separating clean wood waste from other material.

Find a Yard Waste Drop-Off Sites to recycle your yard waste.

Recycling locations

  • Allen Shearer Trucking in Belfair recycles construction and demolition debris without asbestos, mercury, and lead.

  • North Mason Fiber in Belfair accepts construction wood debris (discarded lumber, wood scrap, pallets, plywood, and particle board).

  • Recovery 1 in Tacoma accepts commingled construction debris, unpainted wood, land-clearing debris, and concrete.


Hazardous Materials

Special precautions are needed for waste that contains hazardous materials. Materials containing asbestos, mercury, lead or other types of hazardous materials are harmful to our health and the environment.

 ​Hazardous Waste

Most businesses generate some form of dangerous waste. Qualifying businesses that generate small quantities of dangerous waste can use the Kitsap County Small Quantity Generator program to safely and affordably dispose of it.

​ Asbestos and Asbestos-Containing Materials

Asbestos is an extremely hazardous air pollutant and requires special handling and disposal.

Clean air regulations for demolition and renovation work

View demolition requirements for Kitsap, Pierce, King, Snohomish Counties.

View demolition requirements for Mason, Jefferson, Thurston, Clallam, Grays Harbor, and Pacific Counties.

​Disposal location and requirements

​Asbestos is only accepted at Olympic View Transfer Station. ​Asbestos must be disposed according to Olympic View Transfer Station's asbestos disposal requirements.

​Potential hazards

​Asbestos is classified as a hazardous air pollutant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, so demolition and renovation projects must comply with certain asbestos requirements before they begin.

​Disposal fee at Olympic View

​Loads containing asbestos are charged the asbestos disposal fee.

​Questions?

Contact: solidwaste@kitsap.gov


Land Development

Land development may involve displaced soil, brush and trees, or other items. If the soil or property for your project is contaminated, learn about options from Washington State Department of Ecology - Spills and Cleanup

 Site Cleanup and Waste Removal Services

Waste removal and hauling is a regulated industry. If you need to hire someone to clean up and remove waste from a commercial site, hire a business that is permitted to operate in Kitsap County.

 Yard Waste 

Yard waste disposal is available throughout the county. Find the nearest drop-off site.

​ Creosote-Treated Lumber

Creosote is a hazardous wood preservative that requires special disposal.

Disposal location and requirements

​Only accepted at Olympic View Transfer Station with a waste profile. A copy of your approved waste profile is required with each load.

​Create a waste profile for creosote waste at WMSolutions.com or call 1-800-963-4776. Commercial customers must profile their creosote waste and deliver it to Olympic View Transfer Station for proper handling and disposal. This applies for any amount of creosote waste.

​Potential hazards

Creosote is a type of wood preservative historically used on wood products including railroad ties, utility poles, and pilings. Creosote is commonly found in demolition debris of older structures.

Creosote poses health risks that require proper handling and disposal. Creosote-treated lumber cannot be recycled or disposed as garbage.

​Disposal fee at Olympic View

​Loads containing creosote-treated lumber are charged the creosote-treated lumber disposal fee.

​Questions?

​Contact Waste Management Solutions at WMSolutions.com or call 1-800-963-4776.


​ Contaminated Soil and Sand

Soil or sand contaminated with hazardous or flammable chemicals, any amount

Disposal location and requirements

​Accepted only at Olympic View Transfer Station.

An approved WM waste profile is required for each load.

Create a waste profile at WMSolutions.com or call 1-800-963-4776.

​Hazards

​Hazardous chemicals could be flammable.

​Disposal fee

​Loads of contaminated soil or sand are charged the contaminated soil rate.

​Questions?

​Contact WM Solutions at WMSolutions.com or 1-800-963-4776.


Other Common Business Waste

Tires, fluids, appliances and sharps are not accepted from businesses at Kitsap County facilities. As a part of the LightRecyle and E-Cycle Washington, we do accept some light bulbs, tubes and electronics from businesses at select locations. Limitations apply.

​ Syringes / Sharps

Sharps include needles, syringes, lancets, blood test strips, and IV tubing with needles attached.

Collection services

Hire a permitted medical waste collection company.

​Hazards

Handling of sharps is known to be a health threat to workers and the public.

Restrictions

Sharps cannot be placed in the garbage or recycling.

Sharps from businesses are not accepted at any Kitsap County solid waste facility.

 Tires

Passenger or commercial tires

​Recycling services

Businesses should with their own tire recycling service.

Restrictions
Tires are not accepted at the Recycling and Garbage Facilities.

​ Appliances - Commercial

Recycling services

Total Reclaim

Allbest Appliance Recycling and Repair

Restrictions
​Commercial appliances are not accepted for recycling or disposal at any Kitsap County solid waste facility.

​ Cooking Oil

Recycling services

Businesses can subscribe to a  free cooking oil collection service.

Restrictions
​Cooking oil from businesses is not accepted at any Kitsap County solid waste facility.

​ Electronics

Qualifying businesses can use the free E-Cycle Washington program to recycle televisions, computers, laptops, monitors, tablets, and portable DVD players at drop-off sites throughout Kitsap County.

Recycling locations for TVs, computers, monitors

Olympic View Transfer Station is a participating E-Cycle Washington site, but there are also many other sites in the county. View all E-Cycle Washington recycling sites.

Limit 10 items per day, per business.

Qualifying businesses are:

  • Small businesses (less than 50 employees)

  • 501(c)(3) charitable organizations

  • Schools and school districts 

Other electronics

Some retailers offer recycling programs for other electronics like office equipment. Ask a retailer about accepted items, fees, and restrictions.


 Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs

Eligible businesses can use the free LightRecycle Washington program to recycle up to 10 bulbs or tubes per day, per business at drop-off sites.

Recycling locations

Businesses that purchased their fluorescent tubes or fluorescent light bulbs from a retail location can drop-off up to 10 bulbs/tubes per day at one of these local drop-off sites.


If you have questions about waste you don't see listed here, please contact solidwaste@kitsap.gov