In July 2015, Bremerton firefighters responded to a blaze at the Olympic View Transfer Station, where our garbage is hauled by Bainbridge Disposal. Just look at how quickly the fire took hold.
Never put anything flammable or ignitable in your trash or recycling. Read Kitsap County Solid Waste’s guidelines on how to properly dispose of the following seven items that are potential fire starters in your home trash can, the garbage truck and the transfer station:
- fireworks – Soak all used fireworks and “duds” in water for at least 15 minutes before disposal.
- charcoal, briquettes and ashes
- propane and butane tanks
- pool chemicals
- hazardous household chemicals