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Old furniture roundup

The old furniture roundup is scheduled from 8 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The one-day event is held at the Olympic View Transfer Station in the Olympic View Industrial Park across from the Bremerton National Airport on Highway 3.

Residential customers may bring the following unusable furniture to the Olympic View Transfer Station for free disposal during this event: Bookcases, table and chairs, desks, patio furniture, mattresses, file cabinets, entertainment centers, sofas, sleeper sofas, beds, dressers and baby furniture.

Household hazardous waste will not be accepted at this event and all loads will be prescreened. Participants must be prepared to unload their own items. Lines may be long. Loads containing garbage will be charged the regular rate.

Chris Piercy, recycling coordinator for Kitsap County, advises that all loads be secured with a tarp, cargo net, chains or straps. Driving with an unsecured load in your vehicle is a violation of Washington state law, with fines ranging from $216 to $5,000.

Piercy also urges residents to make sure the items they bring for disposal are not in good enough condition for reuse by local charities. The Solid Waste Division homepage at www.kitsapgov.com/sw has a complete list of locations to donate good, usable items. Furniture that is too good to toss may be listed on www.2good2toss.com. Residents can list items at no cost and all items must be for sale for $99 or less.

 

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