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Solid Waste Advisory Committee


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.

Title Name Term
At Large Vacant 12/31/2017
City of Sequim Vacant Standing
Waste Industry Gagnon, Brent 12/31/2019
Waste Industry Giraldes, Christopher 12/31/2018
Tribal Councils Pendleton, Steve 12/31/2017
City of Port Angeles Vacant Standing
Clallam County Ozias, Mark Standing
City of Forks Fleck, Rod Standing
Business Community Vacant 12/31/2016
Agriculture Community Rome, Clea 12/31/2019

Late updated: 1/2/2018

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.

SWAC meets the third Thursday of every other month at 3 pm in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Clallam County Courthouse; beginning January 18th in 2018. These meetings are open to the public.  2018 meetings are scheduled for January 18, 2018 (located in the EOC Room Basement), March 15, 2018, May 17, 2018, July 19, 2018, September 20, 2018 and November 15, 2018.