Popular Spring Clean-up in Port Orchard April 15-19

Spring cleaning is common in people’s homes, but in Port Orchard, the entire city gets in on it.

The city and Waste Management are offering the program again this year April 15-19. In addition to regular refuse pick-up, residents can place additional items, such as appliances, at the curb. It is not a week for recycle or yard waste pickup. Pick-up is on your regular day.

The city has offered this event since the early 1990s. Due to an increase in residents taking part in the program, the city has implemented a tagging system for articles not collected that do not meet program requirements.

Some items are free, others require a fee. Items must be covered, boxed, bagged, bundled or easily handled. The volume must fit into a space 4 feet by 4 feet wide and 4 feet tall.

Items that will be taken at no charge are: baby crib-high chair-playpen-stroller; barbecue sans propane tank; baseboard heater; bicycle; coffee or end table; computer monitors; dresser; electric fan; space heater; file cabinet; furniture; garbage disposal; lawn table or chair; lawn mower sans oil and gas; masonite; medicine cabinet; small rugs; stereo; plastic swimming pool folded; disassembled swing set; home gym equipment; TVs; vacuum cleaner; and VCR or DVD players.

Fee items include: Air conditioners, bathtubs, chair, copier-printer, sofa-love seat, dishwasher, dryer, freezer, gas heater, mattress or box spring, microwaves, range-stove, refrigerator, sinks, sofa with bed, toilet, washer, water heater, water softener system and wheelchair. Prices rank from $10 to $73. Fees must be paid a week before pickup at the Treasurer’s Office at City Hall, 720 Prospect St. or call 360-876-7037 or online at portorchardwa.gov/spring clean-up program

Items that will not be taken include: hazardous waste, construction-demolition debris; roofing; carpets; vinyl; tile; cabinets; oil or paint; batteries; pool tables; furnaces-heat pumps-compressors; tires; car parts; fluorescent lights; motorcycles; wood burning stoves-fireplaces; satellite dishes; wood; plate glass, glass windows or glass shower doors.

Questions? Email publicworks@portorchardwa.gov