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Solid waste handling, as defined in RCW 70.95.030 external link , includes management, storage, collection, transportation, treatment, utilization, processing and final disposal of all solid wastes. The responsibility for administration of solid waste handling systems in Washington is divided among the state, counties, inter jurisdictional health departments and the cities. The governmental roles and authorities are delineated in federal, state, and county law; regulations; and agreements.

The major rules and regulations described here govern solid waste and are designed to maintain the highest standards of quality for human health and environmental protection, including groundwater, surface water, soil and air.

secure your load for safer roads
Vehicles arriving with unsecured loads at public or private transfer stations in King County can be charged an unsecured load fee.

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 Call: 206-477-4466

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