Public Waste and Recycling Events

Upcoming Events

Styrofoam and Mattress Event - April 15

Tires and Metal Event - June 10

Event Questions

Kitsap County Solid Waste hosts free and low-cost recycling and disposal events for residents throughout the year. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of upcoming events.

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Styrofoam and Mattress Recycle Collection Event

Saturday, April 15, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

1200 Fairgrounds Rd NW - Sheep Barn

Entrance at Tibardis Rd NW and Fairgrounds Rd NW intersection

Event limitations

  • Kitsap County households only - no businesses

  • Limit one carload

  • No box trucks

Accepted Styrofoamâ„¢ - FREE 

Clean and dry foam only, with tape and labels removed. Separate colorful foam from white.

  • Packaging material

  • Blocks

  • Coolers

  • Packing peanuts

  • Takeout boxes

  • Meat trays and cups

  • #6 EPS

Accepted mattresses - $10 EACH

Must be dry. Payment made to DTG Recycle by cash or card.

  • Mattresses

  • Box springs

Items not accepted

Please dispose of these items in the trash:

  • No wet / moldy items

  • No items contaminated with rodent droppings

  • No futon mattresses

  • No foam microbeads

  • No insulation foam

  • No sealed foam

  • No foil-lined foam

  • No hot tub & dock foam

  • No soft / flexible foam (EPE)

What happens to the items collected?

DTG Recycle disassembles mattresses by hand and sorts the components for recycling. Mattress foam is used to make carpet padding, wood becomes hog fuel, and metal becomes a variety of new products. Styrofoam is densified into blocks that are sold into global recycling markets. The material most often becomes picture frames.

Tire and Scrap Metal Collection Event

Saturday, June 10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thunderbird Arena - 1275 Fairgrounds Rd. NW

Event limitations and safety

  • Households only - no businesses

  • Visitors must unload their items onto the ground without staff assistance.

  • Bathrooms are not available at this event.

Accepted Items - FREE

  • Tires - limit 15 per customer. With or without rims. Tires from passenger vehicles, light trucks, motorcycles, lawn mowers or wheelbarrows.

  • Metal - aluminum, brass, copper, iron/steel or insulated copper. Examples:

  • BBQ grills

  • Wheelbarrows - remove tires

  • Chain link fencing and rebar

  • Tire rims

  • Nuts, bolts, screws, washers and other metal findings

  • Pots and pans

  • Holiday string lights (no LED) and extension cords

  • Aluminum cans

  • Small metal appliances that do not refrigerate (toasters, microwaves, etc.)

Not Accepted

  • No commercial tires. Take commercial tires (up to 22" rims) to Olympic View Transfer Station for disposal for a fee. 

  • No large appliances, refrigerating appliances, mercury, batteries, auto parts, lawnmowers, LED string lights, pressurized gas tanks, concrete (such as on rebar or fence posts), or items containing liquid.

Questions about an event? 

Contact us in advance at or Kitsap1 360-337-5777.

Other options for recycling and disposal

Check out the What Do I Do With It? tool for a full list of options.

We're seeking volunteers for the Styrofoam and mattress collection event! Sign up online.

Special thanks our 2023 event partners and vendors: DTG Recycle, Navy City Metals, Washington Dept. of Ecology, Liberty Tire, and Kitsap Fair and Stampede Association.