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Solid waste advisory committees

Learn about our advisory committees and how to get involved

About the advisory committees  

We staff 2 solid waste advisory committees. These committees advise the County Executive and County Council on solid waste and recycling issues. They also assist county staff in developing plans, programs, and policies. This includes shaping the Re+ plan to reduce climate impacts from waste and our Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.


The Metropolitan Solid Waste Advisory Committee (MSWAC) is made up of elected officials and city staff. Members are appointed by each city in our regional solid waste system.

View our current roster of MSWAC members (98KB)

Read the MSWAC bylaws (74KB) for more info on the committee’s purpose and process.   


The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) includes members from across King County that represent:  

  • People who receive our solid waste services 
  • Labor unions’ representatives 
  • Local elected officials 
  • Manufacturers  
  • Public interest groups 
  • Recycling industry 
  • Waste management industry 

View our current roster of SWAC members (110KB).

Read the SWAC bylaws (26KB) for more info on the committee’s purpose and process. 


How to attend 

Register online to attend the upcoming meeting

We provide accommodations for people with disabilities when requested 1 week in advance. Please call 206-477-5212; 711 (TTY Relay)

  • MSWAC generally meets the second Friday of each month from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm. 
  • SWAC generally meets the third Friday of each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. 

2023 MSWAC schedule  




January 13

January 2023 agenda (120KB)

January 2023 minutes (245KB)

February 10

February 2023 agenda (120KB)

February 2023 minutes (240KB)

March 10

March 2023 agenda (120KB)


April 14

May 12

June 9

July 14

August 11



September 8


October 13


November 10


December 8


2023 SWAC schedule 




January 20

January 2023 agenda (90KB)

January 2023 minutes (240KB)

February 17

February 2023 agenda (90KB)  

March 17

March 2023 agenda (100KB)  

April 21


May 19


June 16


July 21


August 18


September 15


October 20


November 17


December 15


Past meetings 

For information on past meetings visit:  

MSWAC meeting archive

SWAC meeting archive

SWAC Membership

Committee members are appointed by the Executive and confirmed by the King County Council for a 3-year term.

Consider applying for SWAC membership if you:

  • are interested in solid waste and recycling issues
  • can represent community interests in recommendations
  • have availability to participate in monthly meetings
  • are willing to commit to a 3-year term

Fill out a SWAC application (220KB) and a financial disclosure form.