On-Board Hazardous Materials-Keeping the Puget Sound Clean 

 

Old fuel, expired marine flares, black water, lead acid batteries, used oil & antifreeze, fire extinguishers, and mercury float switches are the most common items in nearly all boats. Thank you for taking the time to dispose of boating related items properly! Help us keep our waterways clean for all life. 

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 Black Water/Solid Waste/POOP     PUGET SOUND IS NOW A NO-DISCHARGE ZONE FOR VESSEL SEWAGE

Local pumpouts are available by Paul Weyn at NW Mobile Pump Out and Marine Environmental Services direct to your boat anchored out or dockside for a fee. NW Mobile Pump Out serves Poulsbo/Liberty Bay, Port Madison, Bainbridge Island, Gig Harbor, Wollochet, Commencement Bay and surrounding areas. 

 Click here to sign up/request a pump out! or call 253-225-7660

A vessel pump out station is available FREE at the Port of Poulsbo 24 hours a day. The station is located in the guest marina, adjacent to the Fuel Dock and can accommodate vessels upwards of 70′ long.

For a more inclusivie map of Washington State pump out facilities https://parks.state.wa.us/658/Washington-state

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 Bilge Water 

(Last updated: 1/16/19 from https://www.kitsapgov.com/)

Bilge water is any liquid that did not drain off the sides of the boat and instead collected in the bilge. Bilge water may contain contaminants such as oil, diesel, gas, solvents, and particles. Contaminated bilge water should not be released into Puget Sound, rivers, lakes, streams, storm drains, or on the ground.

Click here for resources on where to dispose of bilge water.

Longship Marine sells oil absorb pads, bilge "socks" and "booms," and has probably encountered whatever you're dealing with...just ask! 360-779-2378

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 Oil (Contaminated)  

(Last updated: 09/27/19 from https://www.kitsapgov.com/)

Hazardous Waste. Free Drop-Off Disposal. Contaminated oil contains chemical substances other than those that occur during normal use as motor oil.

The Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is the only facility that accepts contaminated oil.

Floor-dry, kitty litter, and other absorbents used to absorb spills can be disposed as garbage. To avoid spontaneous combustion, store oil-covered materials in a metal-lined container with a tight-fitting lid.‚Äč

Click here for resources of where to take contaminated oil.

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 Batteries-Vehicle and Marine 

(Last updated 11/10/19 from https://www.kitsapgov.com/)

Hazardous Waste - Free Drop-Off Recycling for Households

Includes car, truck, mobile home, RV, boat, airplane, wheelchair, lawn mower, or utility vehicle batteries labeled lead acid wet-cell or lead acid gel-cell and having a capacity of 6 or more volts.

Click here for resources on where to take expended batteries.

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 Expired Flares 

(Last updated 11/15/13 from https://fireline.seattle.gov/)

Marine flares expire approximately three years after they are manufactured. Once a marine flare is expired it should be disposed of properly. Expired marine flares should not be thrown into the water because they contain the chemical perchlorate which is a pollutant and contaminant that will poison groundwater. Also, flares should not be thrown into the regular household trash, even if they have been soaked in water. Once you soak flares in the water, you have contaminated the water with perchlorate and or nitrates.

The only safe method to dispose of the marine flares is to take them to the North Seattle, South Seattle or Factoria hazardous waste facilities. For more information contact the Household Hazards Line from Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 206-296-4692 or 1-888-TOXICED, or visit https://www.hazwastehelp.org/

Click here to see the full article.

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 Antifreeze 

(Last updated 10/4/18 from https://www.kitsapgov.com/)

Hazardous Waste. Free Drop-Off Recycling Available. Antifreeze is toxic to humans and other animals. Do not pour it in the garbage or down drains.

Click here for resources on where to take antifreeze.

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 Propane Tanks-Larger than 1 Liter 

(Last updated 04/04/19 from https://www.kitsapgov.com/)

Do not put propane tanks in the garbage or recycling. It is impossible to tell if tanks are empty and that creates a safety hazard.

Kitsap County facilities do not accept large propane tanks for disposal or recycling. Follow the instructions by clicking HERE.

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 Whole Vessel Disposal  

Abandoned and derelict vessels are a problem for many U.S. harbors, bays, and shorelines. Sunken, stranded, and decrepit vessels can be an eyesore and become hazards to navigation. At the same time, these vessels can pose significant threats to natural resources. YOUR BOAT, YOUR PROBLEM. PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING BY PROPERLY DISPOSING OF YOUR NEGLECTED VESSEL. 360-902-BOAT (2628) Dept. of Natural Resources Vessel Turn-in Program

Click here to learn more about the Department of Natural Resources Derelict Vessel Removal Program

Click here to learn more about the Snohomish Solid Waste Vessel Disposal Program.

Click here to learn more about Seattle Boat Removal.

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   TO SEE THE FULL RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL GUIDE CLICK HERE