Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) and Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Plan

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.

06/01/2023: Lewis County is currently looking for citizens to fill the following position, a member representing the east end of Lewis County. Please call Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Manager Rocky Lyon at 360-740-1451 or email him at swu@lewiscountywa.gov, if you would like to learn more.

Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Plan

Washington State law, RCW 70A.205, requires that each county prepare a comprehensive solid waste management plan, and update it periodically. Here is a link to the existing Lewis County Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Plan. With collaboration from the Lewis County Solid Waste Advisory Committee -- an advisory group to the Lewis County Commissioners, each city within Lewis County, and a consulting team from Herrera Environmental, the Lewis County Solid Waste Utility has developed a draft update of the Lewis County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide a guide for solid waste, hazardous waste, material reduction, recycling, and composting in Lewis County for the next 20 years. The draft plan update is now available for public review: Lewis County Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Plan draft update, or to read at one of the Timberland Libraries in Lewis County or the Toledo Community Library. Comments on the draft plan will be accepted until 5 p.m. Feb. 16, 2024. Comments on the draft plan update can be submitted to swu@lewiscountywa.gov or mailed to Lewis County Solid Waste Utility, P.O. Box 180, Centralia, WA 98531.

Meetings

The Lewis County SWAC meets at 1:00 p.m. the second Wednesday of every other month in the new Lewis County Public Works Building, 57 W. Main St., 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, and offered online via Zoom. Please contact the Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Office at 360-740-1451 to receive Zoom registration information.

2024 Lewis County Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meetings

2024 Meetings

DATE

AGENDA

RELATED MATERIALS

(Packets include the previous meeting's minutes)

***Special Virtual Meeting***

01/10/2024

Agenda

Zoom Link

Here is a link to the Lewis County Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Plan draft update. Minutes from the October 2023 SWAC Meeting will be presented at the regularly scheduled Feb. 14 meeting.

02/14/2024

Agenda

SWAC Packet with Zoom Link 02/14/2024

Lewis County Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting 2023

2023 Meetings

Date

Agenda

Related Materials

(Packets include previous meeting's minutes)

2/8/2023

4/12/2023

6/14/2023

08/09/2023

10/11/2023

***12/13/2023***

The meeting is canceled.

Lewis County Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meetings 2022

2022 Meetings

Date

Agenda

Related Materials

1/12/2022

Meeting canceled

2/9/2022

Meeting canceled

3/09/2022

4/13/2022

Meeting canceled

5/11/2022

6/8/2022

At the June 8, 2022, meeting, SWAC members vote to meet every other month, so the new schedule begins in August.

8/10/2022

10/12/2022

12/14/2022

Lewis County Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meetings 2021

2021 Meetings

Date

Agenda

Related Materials

01/13/2021

2/10/2021

3/10/2021

4/10/2021

Meeting was canceled.

5/12/2021

Meeting was canceled.

6/9/2021

7/14/2021

8/11/2021

9/8/2021

10/13/2021

11/10/2021

12/08/2021

Lewis County Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meetings 2020

2020 Meetings

DATE

AGENDA

RELATED MATERIAL

11/18/2020

12/9/2020

Join SWAC

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.

Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Division

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

Centralia, WA, 98531

360-740-1451

Email: swu@lewiscountywa.gov