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Businesses often handle and dispose of several waste materials that require special handling for disposal. Although there are many of these "special wastes" the most common include:

> Asbestos

> Contaminated Soils

> Creosote

> Profiled Waste

> Sharps

For business disposal of these wastes at one of the Kitsap County facilities, prior approval and/or notification is required. Olympic View Transfer Station (OVTS) is the prime disposal location if approved.  Sharps generated from businesses are not accepted at the Recycling and Garbage Facilities and OVTS.  


Asbestos is a natural mineral fiber commonly found in numerous building materials and is often found in construction and demolition waste of older structures. Asbestos-containing materials also can be found in __________.

Exposure to asbestos-containing materials are known to be a health hazard and could lead to serious health concerns.  Given health and safety concerns with handling this waste, it can only be disposed of at the Olympic View Transfer Station (OVTS). 

Special procedures and requirements are necessary for handling and disposal of asbestos-containing material at OVTS.  These requirements can be complex and vary depending on the specific material to be disposed.   

A summary of these requirements can be found in link to handout/brochure.   

For questions regarding the disposal of asbestos-containing material contact:  __________.

Contaminated Soils

Contaminated soils or sands contain chemical contaminants or garbage and require special handling for disposal if the amount is over 3 cubic yards.  These larger amounts must be taken to the Olympic View Transfer Station (OVTS) for proper disposal. 

To dispose of contaminated soils at OVTS, a Waste Profile must be completed and approved through Waste Management Solutions     link   .   

For questions regarding completing the profile and disposal of contaminated soils, contact:           .         

Creosote Treated Lumber

Creosote is a type of wood preservative historically used to extend the life and use of various wood products, including railroad ties, utility poles, pilings, and _____.  Creosote is commonly found in construction and demolition debris of older structures.  

The wood preservative in creosote contains hazardous chemicals that require proper handling and disposal. If you have over 3 cubic yards of creosote-treated products, it can only be taken to the Olympic View Transfer Station (OVTS) for disposal.  


For questions regarding the disposal of materials containing creosote, contact _______

Profiled Wastes




Sharps are commonly used in health-care and veterinarian-care clinics, pharmacies, and other businesses and organizations that use and/or collect these items.  Sharps include needles, syringes, lancets, blood test strips, and intravenous tubing with needles attached.  These materials are considered sharps whether or not they have been used.   

Handling of sharps is known to be hazardous and a threat to workers and the public. Sharps cannot be placed in the garbage.   

Sharps generated from businesses cannot be disposed of at the recycling and garbage facilities or the Olympic View Transfer Station.  Various companies are available to assist with sharps management and disposal including: _________.