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The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is established under state law, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 70.95.165 external link , and the King County Code (KCC) 10.28Download PDF , 15 K. It operates under adopted bylawsDownload PDF , 32 K as well as under King County Ethics Rules, King County Code (KCC) 2.28Download PDF , 74 K and Executive Policies and Public Rules. The committee is balanced geographically and includes those who receive solid waste services, as well as representation from public interest groups, a marketing expert, labor, recycling businesses, a manufacturer located in King County, the waste management industry and local elected officials.

SWAC reviews and advises on policy issues, including development of the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.

SWAC responsibilities include:

  • Providing feedback to the King County Executive and Metropolitan King County Council on proposed council actions involving solid waste issues
  • Assisting the county in the development of solid waste programs and policies
  • Commenting on proposed solid waste management policies, ordinances or plans prior to their adoption

The committee selects its own chair, adopts rules of order, and conducts its own meetings. Information and staff support are provided by the Solid Waste Division. SWAC meetings, which are open to the public, are generally held on the morning of the third Friday of each month.

Note: King County seeks new members for SWAC. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity English Download PDF , 180 K, en Español Download PDF , 180 K and submit your application Download PDF , 200 K.

SWAC meetings

SWAC meetings are generally held at 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at King Street Center, but currently meetings are being held virtually/in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meeting agendas and draft minutes are posted one week in advance of the meeting.

Note: Members of the public are encouraged to participate. Please contact Dorian Waller email Dorian Waller via e-mail or at 206-263-1368 to register for upcoming virtual meetings.


  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15 – no meeting
  • August 19
  • September 16 – virtual meeting external link
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

SWAC documents



Archived minutes


Other documents

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