Every four years, for a household of four is the best schedule to remember. You should have your septic tank pumped more frequently for larger households and less frequently for single user households.
Can I overload the drain field or pump by doing multiple loads of laundry in a short amount of time?InterlockSolutions2022-10-24T11:45:41-07:00
Yes. It’s best to spread out washing laundry, dishes and taking multiple showers over time, especially with older systems and in rainy conditions. Allowing time for the system to recover between uses will help keep it healthy and functioning.
Yes. A septic tank riser is a pipe made of either plastic, fiberglass, or concrete. It creates a vertical portal at the ground surface for easy access to the septic tank for inspection and pumping out. The lid is then either left exposed or with a very thin layer of soil and grass over it.
A riser is beneficial because it makes your septic tank more assessable. It also helps you save on labor expenses if there is an issue with your septic system.
Your service day becomes one day late for the remainder of the week. For example, if a holiday falls on a Tuesday and your normal service day is Wednesday, then your new service day for the week is Thursday.
What if it snows or is too icy for pickup?Sinclair Navarro2022-12-19T14:15:03-08:00
During inclement weather we make all efforts to pick up as conditions safely allow.
Place your garbage and recycle at the curb by 6:00am, on your regular scheduled day.
If you cannot safely get your cans to the curb, please double up for the following week.
If the garbage is not collected by 4:00 pm, remove it from the curb, and set it out the following week.
Recycle and Yard Waste rotate weeks and the schedule remains the same throughout the year. During inclement weather and a missed pick up occurs, please refer to the pickup schedule calendar for your next regular or recycle or yard waste collection day. This schedule does not change.
Sign up online for paperless billing. Our billing cycles are quarterly and online payments are secured and easy. If you receive your invoice by mail, return your payment within 25 days of the posting date. Checks are made payable to “Bainbridge Disposal.”
Or you can create an account online at our Bainbridge Disposal portal. Once you create an account, you can review and pay your bill online.
If your pickup falls on one of the above days, or thereafter on a holiday week, service is one day late. For example, if the New Years is on a Wednesday, then our trucks will be running one day late for Wednesday and Thursday customers.
Route times and schedules may vary during holiday weeks, so it is important to have your bins out at 6:00 am.
What is your snow or inclement weather schedule?InterlockSolutions2022-10-24T11:45:42-07:00
The best routine is to always have your bins out by 6:00 am. This is true rain, snow, or shine. If you cannot get them safely to the curb, double up for the next week.
As conditions may vary depending on you location and other variables, we may be running late or find it necessary to cancel service. If we have not arrived by 5:00 pm, please remove your bins from the curb and double up for the following week.
I have extra garbage this week. What should I do?InterlockSolutions2022-11-09T13:45:59-08:00
Once every two years there is a household hazardous waste collection on Bainbridge Island, run by Kitsap County Solid Waste. Please visit the Sustainable Bainbridge Zero Waste website for more information.
Where do I dispose of batteries, light bulbs, electronics, sharp objects, motor oil, and scrap metal?InterlockSolutions2022-11-16T15:12:36-08:00
Putting non-recyclable items in your recycling bin contaminates the recycling stream and can result in costly damage to recycling equipment. It can also cause added expense to a recycling program. Know how to Recycle Right by clicking here.
Our drivers may reject contaminated bins, and service fees may apply. If you’re in doubt as to whether an item is recyclable, throw it in your garbage bin.
What should I never put in my recycling bin(s)?InterlockSolutions2022-11-09T13:59:20-08:00
Most often, yes. Our workers can usually haul away multiple items during one scheduled pick-up. For example, if you’re cleaning your garage and want to get rid of several objects (for example, bikes and lawnmowers), we can usually take them all. This is provided that all objects qualify for pick-up.
We are local and delivery is typically fast. However, during the building season and warmer months, our boxes are in demand so make sure to reserve one ahead of time. A reservation is the best guarantee to have your box by your planned project date.