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Kitsap County: Recycling Options For Used Cooking Oil

Fats, oils and grease from kitchens can impact sewer systems in a big way. When poured down a drain inside the house these items can quickly damage or clog sewage pipes. Whether your house is on a septic system or connected to a public sewer system, items like fats, oils and grease can impact your pipes in a negative way. NEVER pour these items down your kitchen sink.
This holiday season residents can recycle used cooking oil at no cost at locations listed below. Instead of pouring fats, oils and grease down drains or throwing it into the garbage, recycle it. Kitsap County Public Works contracts with a local biodiesel firm for a recycling option for residents. Whether you plan to deep fry a turkey this Thanksgiving or simply cook meats in the kitchen, take your used cooking oils over to these locations:

Olympic View Transfer Station
9300 SW Barney White Road, Bremerton, WA 98312
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., everyday

Hansville Recycling and Garbage Facility
7791 NE Ecology Road, Kingston, WA  98346
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday through Monday

Poulsbo Recycle Center
21868 NW Viking Way, Poulsbo, WA  98370
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

Call Kitsap 1 (360.337.5777) for facility closures during the holidays.

Recycling tips: 

  • Transport used cooking oils and fats in a secure container
  • Avoid spills. Pour slowly and with care into collection tank
  • Leave nothing behind. Take your containers with you to rinse/recycle at home
  • Do not contaminate with bones, food particles or motor oil
  • Make sure you empty your oil into the cooking oil container, NOT in the used motor oil container

 Additional resource:
Click">here for a short two-minute tutor on recycling used cooking oil.

Benefits of using biodiesel:
Studies show that biodiesel outperforms gasoline, ethanol, and conventional diesel in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and in overall fuel-efficiency. Biodiesel has also been proven to be much less toxic than diesel fuel, and is readily biodegradable. This makes it safer for distribution, use and storage. Recycling fats into a biodiesel product enhances local economies and decreases the nation’s dependence on foreign oils.

November 25, 2015

Mason County Parks And Trails Advisory Board Openings

The Board of Mason County Commissioners is seeking applications from community members who are interested in serving on the Mason County Parks and Trails Advisory Board. Press Release (PDF)

Nov. 24 - Mason County Board of Health Meeting

November 24, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.

1.  Call to Order
2.  Welcome and introductions
3.  Approval of Agenda
4.  Approval of September 22, 2015 meeting minutes
5.  Set 2016 meeting dates
6.  Name 2016 Alternate Health Officers
7.  Public Health and Department of Community Development (DCD) consolidation.
8.  Introduction to Foundational Public Health Capabilities and Services (If time available)
9.  Health Officer Report
10.  Board Member Discussion
11.  Public Comment
12.  Adjourn

Thurston County Government Offices Closed Nov. 26-27 For Thanksgiving

Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection on Thursday, Friday

OLYMPIA --Thurston County government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. All offices will re-open for regular business on Monday, November 30.

Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection will still be done in Thurston County. Customers are reminded to have their garbage and recycling bins ready by 6 a.m. on their regular collection day.

The county’s Waste and Recovery Center in Lacey will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and will re-open on Friday, November 27 for regular hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services. Residents are urged to use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only. 
  • Thurston County Sheriff Non-emergency Services: Residents of unincorporated Thurston County are urged to call the Sherriff’s Department non-emergency number at (360) 704-2740 for non-emergency issues like noise complaints. 9-1-1 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only.
  • County Parks Open: Burfoot Park, Frye Cove Park, Kenneydell Park and the Off-Leash Dog Park at the WARC will be open during regular park hours.
  • Intercity Transit: IT will not operate its local or express bus service on Thanksgiving Day.  Regular weekday service will resume on Friday, including Dial-A-Lift service. For more information, visit or call (360) 786-1881.

November 23, 2015