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Solid Waste Advisory Committee

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Purpose: Assists in the implementation of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal, and reviews and comments on proposed changes to the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.

Membership: Comprised of ten representatives; one from each of the incorporated cities, the waste industry, tribal councils, Clallam County, state and federal agencies, private industry, agricultural community and one at-large. Waste industry representatives serve one-year rotating terms. State RCW 70.95.165 codifies the SWAC membership and purpose.

SWAC generally meets the third Thursday of every other month at 3 pm in the Commissioner's Conference Room 150 at the Clallam County Courthouse. These meetings are open to the public.  2019 meetings are scheduled for January 17, 2019, March 21, 2019, May 16, 2019, September 19, 2019 and November 21, 2019.

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Title Name Alternate Term
At Large Emily Dexter Vacant 12/31/2020
City of Sequim Jennifer States David Garlington Standing
Waste Industry Gagnon, Brent Vacant 12/31/2019
Waste Industry Giraldes, Christopher Brian Tate 12/31/2018 & 12/31/2020
Tribal Councils Pendleton, Steve Vacant 12/31/2020
City of Port Angeles Michael Merideth Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin Standing
Clallam County Ozias, Mark Meggan Uecker Standing
City of Forks Fleck, Rod Vacant Standing
Business Community Susie Winters Vacant 12/31/2019
Agriculture Community Rome, Clea Megan Davis 12/31/2019 & 12/31/2020

Late updated: 11/06/2018

In December 2014, the Department of Ecology approved the final draft of the 2014 Update of the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (CSWMP). The CSWMP reflects the current state of the local solid waste system and assists SWAC and other solid waste stakeholders in solid waste management activities such as making informed recommendations, obtaining solid waste handling permits, and qualifying for Ecology Coordinated Prevention Grant funding or other financial assistance programs. This plan was prepared with participation from representatives of the cities, tribes, waste and recycling collectors, citizens and many other stakeholders; resolutions adopting the plan were approved by the Board of County Commissioners, the cities of Port Angeles, Sequim, and Forks, and supported by the Makah tribe. Read the final 2014 Update here.