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The Solid Waste Division staffs two advisory committees and one task force:

The King County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) and the Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (MSWMAC) advise the Executive and King County Council on solid waste issues and decisions affecting county residents and the services they receive. The Responsible Recycling Task Force responds to changes in international recycling markets and develops a coordinated approach to improving recycling in the region.


MSWMAC comprises staff and elected officials from the cities that participate in the county's regional solid waste system. MSWMAC members are appointed by their respective cities.


SWAC members are appointed by the Executive and confirmed by the King County Council. SWAC members represent the diverse interests of residents, waste management companies, the recycling industry, public interest groups, labor, local elected officials, recyclable markets, and manufacturers located in King County.

Responsible Recycling Task Force

In April 2018, MSWMAC and SWAC formed the Responsible Recycling Task Force to respond to changes in international recycling markets and develop a coordinated approach to improving recycling in the region. The task force consists of representatives from King County, the City of Seattle, cities in King County, solid waste haulers, and stakeholders.

Contact Us

 Call: 206-477-4466

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: 206-296-0197

King County Solid Waste Division mission: Waste Prevention, Resource Recovery, Waste Disposal