Waste Management

Activities of the solid waste program are aimed at ensuring that solid waste materials are properly collected, stored, and disposed of in a manner that reduces the probability for disease transmission, nuisance, and environmental degradation. In meeting this responsibility, the staff works closely with the county's solid waste department, solid waste advisory committees, and the Washington State Department of Ecology. Activities include:

  • Issuance of solid waste handling permits for landfills, transfer stations, and wood ash disposal sites
  • Compliance inspections of permitted facilities
  • Ongoing review of compliance reports for permitted sites, including groundwater monitoring
  • Respond to solid waste complaint
  • Development and enforcement of local solid waste regulations
  • Coordination of tri county solid waste quarterly meetings