Port Orchard’s fall cleanup starts Sept. 18

PORT ORCHARD — During the week of Sept. 18-22, Port Orchard residents will have a chance to dispose of extra yard waste, items suitable for recycling, household items and assorted waste material.

The City of Port Orchard and Waste Management have teamed up to conduct one of two citywide cleanup efforts for city residents.

Residents must pay for certain items in advance in the treasurer’s office at City Hall, 216 Prospect St.

All items must be placed at the street curb next to garbage containers on regularly scheduled pickup days. Items will not be carried from private property, the city said.

There is no charge for the collection and disposal of most small items. Those items must be boxed, bagged, bundled or easily handled. The total volume of the collection must fit into a space of 4 feet by 4 feet wide and 4 feet high.

If items do not comply with the city’s requirements, they will not be picked up. In addition, those items will not be allowed to remain on the property or street.

To participate in the clean-up week, residents must reside within Port Orchard city limits.

Some things to remember, according to the city:

— Pickup is on your regularly scheduled garbage collection day.

— All fee items must be paid for in advance at the treasurer’s office.

— All items to be disposed of must be on the street curb with the regular garbage bins on the evening before the resident’s normal garbage collection day.

The city crew will collect these items on the normal collection day.

— The city will not backtrack for items that were not placed out at the proper time.

— No loose debris will be picked up. Extra household trash, recycling and yard waste will be collected by Waste Management at no extra charge, as long as it is contained.

— White goods such as stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators and freezers can be included for clean-up week. For a fee, the city crew will haul appliances to be recycled.

Fees for white goods must be paid in advance at the treasurer’s office. The city will take these items that have been paid for to the recycle site. Appliances must be placed at the curb next to your garbage bin.

— During clean-up week, extra yard waste will be picked up. It must be boxed, bagged or bundled, and fit into a space no larger than 4-by-4 feet wide and 4 feet high or less. Branches must be cut down to 3-to-6-foot lengths and bundled.

Excluded items include hazardous waste, construction/demolition debris, roofing materials, carpets, vinyl, tile, cabinets, oil or paint cans, batteries, tires, car parts, boats, fluorescent lights, motorcycles, wood burning stoves, large satellite dishes and firewood or construction wood.

Kitsap County residents may bring hazardous products to the Kitsap County Moderate Risk Waste Collection Facility for proper handling.

There is no charge for residential disposal. Call 360-337-5777 for more information about hazardous disposal.

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