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What is Solid Waste?

According to Washington Administrative Code (WAC 173-350-100) "Solid Waste" or "Solid Wastes" means all putrescible and non-putrescible solid and semi-solid including, but not limited to garbage, rubbish, ashes, industrial wastes, swill, sewage sludge, demolition and construction wastes, abandoned vehicles and parts thereof, contaminated soils and contaminated dredged material, and recyclable materials.

Solid Waste Activities by Clallam County Environmental Health

Environmental Health upholds solid waste rules and regulations including:

Environmental Health Services' solid waste activities include:

  • Solid waste sites: permitting, inspecting and reviewing environmental monitoring data
  • Enforcing solid waste regulations and investigating solid waste complaints
  • Ensuring that local solid waste codes are adequate and up-to-date

For most solid waste activities in Clallam County, Environmental Health works closely with Washington State Department of Ecology. We also work with Clallam County's Department of Community Development and Code Enforcement when local issues such as zoning and land use are involved.

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Clallam County SW Facilities
Report a solid waste violation
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Learn what and where to recycle
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Learn about prevention & dangers
Proper removal and disposal


If you have additional questions please contact Environmental Health using our email form or call us at 360-417-2258.

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