Public Waste and Recycling Events

Tire and Scrap Metal Collection Event


In partnership with the Washington Department of Ecology and Navy City Metals, we are hosting a free waste tire and metal collection event. 

This event is for households only. No businesses or organizations.


June 18, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


1275 Fairgrounds RD, Bremerton at the 

Thunderbird Arena

Traffic Plan

To avoid traffic from a nearby festival, visitors should approach from the west. View a map of the route.

  • Take Tracyton Blvd NW to Fairgrounds Rd NW.

  • Turn onto Fairgrounds Rd NW.

  • Enter Thunderbird Arena to the right, and proceed to collection area behind arena.

  • Exit left onto Tibardis Rd NW and drive (25 mph) until you return to Tracyton Blvd NW.

Tire and Metal Collection Event


Limit 15 tires per customer. Tires from passenger vehicles, light trucks, motorcycles, lawn mowers or wheelbarrows. Tires are accepted with or without rims.


No commercial tires accepted. These will be turned away. Take commercial tires, up to 22" rims, to Olympic View Transfer Station. Fees apply at transfer station.

Metal (with restrictions)

Types: Aluminum, brass, copper, iron/steel or insulated copper

  • 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 (toasters, microwaves, etc.)


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

Event and Safety Instructions:
1) Residents must unload their own items without assistance onto the ground in designated drop-off areas.
2) Secure all loads to your vehicle with straps, cords or chains, and cover your load with a tarp or net. Do not overload your vehicle.
3) No bathrooms are available at this event.

If you or someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19, follow CDC guidelines before attending this event.

Questions about this event? Contact us in advance at or Kitsap1 360-337-5777.

If you cannot attend this event, there are tire and metal drop-off sites across Kitsap!

Collection events are held around the County at various times of the year. Upcoming events are listed when scheduled. To stay informed about all of our news, sign up to get the Recycling & Garbage News bulletin.

 No Planned Styrofoam Collection Event

Due to labor shortages, our vendor is not offering this service in our county at this time. Please bag Styrofoam, and put it in the trash. 

Styro Recycle in Kent is the nearest location that accepts clean, dry foam free of all tape and labels. 

 City and Tribal Events

Some cities and tribes host clean-up events or services for people who live within their city or tribal boundaries. Contact your city or tribe directly to ask about these events. Proof of residence is usually required.

Events and services include the City of Bremerton Beautify Bremerton yard waste event, City of Port Orchard Spring and Fall Clean Ups, and City of Poulsbo Residential Cleanup Dumpster service.

 Paper Shred Events

Shredded paper is too small to go in your recycling bin, but you can recycle it at a paper shred event or kiosk.

Check the LeMay Community Shred Event schedule to see if any events are scheduled near you. 

If there isn't an upcoming free event, learn about year-round paper shredding options.

Events listed here do not constitute an endorsement by Kitsap County. All listings are current when posted and are subject to change without notice.