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County will offer furniture amnesty tomorrow

The Kitsap County Solid Waste Division will sponsor a furniture amnesty day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 27 at the Olympic View Transfer Station across from the Bremerton Airport.

The event is intended to prevent the illegal dumping of furniture on local roads.

Among the items accepted are bookcases, tables and chairs, desks, patio furniture, mattresses, file cabinets, entertainment centers, sofas, beds, dressers and baby furniture.

Loads containing garbage will be charged the regular rate. Household hazardous waste will not be accepted at this event.

All loads are pre-screened on site.

Those participating are asked to secure load with a tarp, cargo net, chains, straps and/or bungee cords.

Tie larger items directly to your vehicle or trailer.

Driving with an unsecured load in your vehicle is a violation of Washington state law, with fines ranging from a $194 traffic violation to $5,000 fine and jail time if stray items cause bodily harm.

Residents should be 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 too good to toss can also be listed on the www.2good2toss.com Web site.

Residents can list items at no cost.

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