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The Solid Waste Division provides garbage and recycling services for over 3,725 single and multi-family units as well as trash removal for businesses within the city limits of Poulsbo.

The Solid Waste Division takes pride in its commitment to the environment. Services and programs are designed to meet the garbage and recycling needs of Poulsbo residents and businesses thus helping to protect our natural resources.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Works, (360) 779-4078.

Storm Debris Cleanup Guidance

Kitsap County Recycling and Disposal Events 2019

Solid Waste Utility Business Plan

Tips for Donating Good Condition Household Items

Residential Service

The City operates its own garbage service utility.

  • Can must be curbside by 7:00 am
  • Garbage should be tied off inside can
  • 64, 32, and 20 gallon cans are supplied by the City
Monthly rates based on number and size of cans
 2019 Rates
64 Gallon 32 Gallon 20 Gallon  
$43.83 $25.75 $22.40  
$87.66 $51.50 $44.80  
$131.49 $77.25 $67.20  

Extra Garbage Tag



If you occasionally have extra garbage, prepaid tags can be purchased at City Hall, one tag per can, box or bag. Untagged extra garbage will not be collected.


Missed Garbage

Avoid Missed Collection:
Please have can(s) out by 7:00 am: Collection times vary as routing schedules change, so it is very important to have all containers at the street by 7:00 am.

Preparing your can(s):
All garbage must fit inside the can with the lid closed. Placement is important as the truck’s mechanical arm needs unobstructed access to your can.

Placing your can(s):

  • Place your can near the curb or at the road edge
  • Two (2) feet apart
  • At least three (3) feet from cars, trees, mailboxes, fences
  • Can wheels as close to the curb or road edge as possible
  • Can lid opening toward street

Trucks with robotic arms will lift, empty and replace the can without the driver leaving the truck, reducing safety hazards and traffic congestion.

If your can was at the curb by 7:00 am and missed, please call 360-779-4078.

Missed Pickups Due to Bad Weather Conditions:
If the roads are icy and unsafe for trucks to navigate, Public Works may not be able to cover all routes, especially in hilly areas.

If your pickup is missed for garbage and recycling due to bad weather, you should take materials back in and a double load of garbage and recycling will be collected at no additional charge on the next regularly scheduled collection day (a week later).

Holiday Schedule:

City of Poulsbo Public Works department collects garbage during ALL holidays including: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Bainbridge Disposal will also collect recycling during all holidays. There will be no change to your scheduled garbage pickup day during holidays.

Dumpster Rental

The initial cost includes placement, one dump and removal. After the first 7 days, a $10 weekly rental fee will be charged. Note the additional dump charge if you care to empty dumpster more than once.

Please contact Public Works when you would like the dumpster emptied and/or removed (360) 779-4078. Printable information sheet with picture

Thank you.


Residential Cleanup Dumpster
Commercial Service
Businesses may choose to apply for regular dumpster service
  1 PU/Weekly 2 PU/Weekly 3 PU/Weekly Bi-weekly PU
2 – Yard $161.61 $347.84 $533.36 $80.81
4 – Yard $277.43 $554.87 $832.31 N/A
6 – Yard $330.62 $661.21 $991.82 N/A
8 – Yard $383.79 $767.58 $1,151.38 N/A


Businesses may choose to apply for regular weekly can service
  64 Gallon 32 Gallon 20 Gallon  
1-Can $43.83 $25.75 $22.40  
2-Cans $87.66 $51.50 $44.80  
3-Cans $131.49 $77.25 $67.20  
Extra Garbage $9.65 per bag  
Recycling & Transfer Stations

The City provides a curb side recycling program through Bainbridge Disposal. Recyclables are collected every other week on your assigned garbage pickup day. A 64-gallon container will be supplied for recycling and will be picked up by Bainbridge Disposal.

Bainbridge Disposal also offers yard waste recycling service for an additional fee. Please call (206) 842-4882 with questions, or to set up this service.

Kitsap County Recycling and Disposal Events 2019

Hansville Recycling & Garbage Facility
Address: 7791 NE Ecology Road – Hansville
Hours: 8:30 am-4:00 pm Wednesday – Monday
Closed Tuesday
Phone: 360-638-2710


Bainbridge Island Recycling & Garbage Facility
Address: 7215 Vincent Road
Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday – Sunday
Closed Monday – Tuesday
Phone: 206-842-0962


Silverdale Recycling & Garbage Facility
Address: 8843 NW Dickey Rd – Silverdale

8:30 am- 4:00 pm Thursday – Tuesday

Closed Wednesday

Phone: 360-692-5900


Olympic View Transfer Station
Address: 9300 SW Barney White Road – Port Orchard
Hours: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Daily
Phone: 360-674-2297