SPOKANE COUNTY SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Solid Waste Advisory Committees are established in each county under State RCW Chapter 70.95.165(3): "Each county shall establish a local solid waste advisory committee to assist in the development of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal and to review and comment upon proposed rules, policies, or ordinances prior to their adoption. Such committees shall consist of a minimum of nine members and shall represent a balance of interests including, but not limited to, citizens, public interest groups, business, the waste management industry, and local elected public officials. The members shall be appointed by the county legislative authority. A county or city shall not apply for funds from the state and local improvements revolving account, Waste Disposal Facilities, 1980, under chapter 43.99F RCW, for the preparation, update, or major amendment of a comprehensive solid waste management plan unless the plan or revision has been prepared with the active assistance and participation of a local solid waste advisory committee".
In 1985 the Spokane County Board of Commissioners established the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC). The SWAC is assigned the task of assisting in the development of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal and reviewing and commenting upon proposed rules, policies or ordinances prior to their adoption. To review the SWAC By-Laws, click here.
In September 2006, the Board of County Commissioners increased the membership of SWAC from nine (9) to fifteen (15) members. SWAC members will represent the following groups:
Number of Members
| Waste Management Industry
| Local Elected Officials
| Public Interest Groups
To view the County resolution increasing the membership of SWAC, click here.
The Spokane County SWAC meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Please check the agenda here for location. All meetings are open to the public.
To apply for a position on the Spokane County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, click here.
SPOKANE COUNTY SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
See membership list
Recent SWAC meeting agendas.
Recent SWAC meeting minutes.
Requests for additional information should be directed to the Spokane County Board of Commissioners at 477-2265.