Lewis County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)

About SWAC

The Lewis County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) serves in an advisory capacity 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 (RCW 70A.205.110). The SWAC also assists Lewis County Solid Waste Utility staff in the development of a five-year “Solid Waste Management Plan” to help guide how Lewis County manages garbage and recycling now, and into the future.

SWAC members are citizens, members of public interest groups, professionals from the business and agricultural community, operators of solid waste collection and recycling companies, and representatives of local governments.


The Lewis County SWAC meets at 1:00 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Lewis County Public Works Building, 2025 NE Kresky Ave., Chehalis, WA 98532. If a regularly scheduled meeting lands on a holiday, members may elect to cancel the meeting or vote to meet on an alternate date. Meetings are open to the public, but during the pandemic, the meetings are also being offered online via Zoom. Please contact the Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Office at 360-740-1451 to receive Zoom registration information. Individuals attending the in-person meetings will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing during the ongoing pandemic.



Related Documents



10/14/2020 Minutes

Meeting Packet



12/09/2020 Minutes

Meeting Packet



1/13/2021 Minutes

Meeting Packet



Meeting Packet


Help shape local waste reduction, recycling, hazardous waste and general solid waste programs by becoming a SWAC member. All interested citizens are encouraged to apply.

SWAC members serve a four-year term. Members are appointed by the Lewis County Board of County Commissioners.

Solid Waste Management Plan

The current Plan can be viewed here.

County staff and SWAC members are currently updating the Lewis County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan. Copies of the draft Plan will be available soon for public review and comment. When available, a copy of the draft Plan will be accessible here.

Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Division

1411 S. Tower Ave./P.O. Box 180

Centralia, WA, 98531


Email: swu@lewiscountywa.gov