The Solid Waste Division (SWD) provides garbage transfer, disposal, and recycling services for residents and businesses in all of King County, except Seattle and Milton. SWD also provides household hazardous waste disposal options and recycling education programs for King County residents.
SWD has nearly 400 employees – three-fourths work in Operations at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley, Washington and at eight transfer stations located throughout King County; the remainder work at the King Street Center in downtown Seattle.
Operations employees include transfer station operators, scale operators, schedulers, truck drivers, facility and fleet maintenance specialists, landfill technicians, and administrative staff.
The King Street Center has offices for personnel in administration, engineering, recycling and environmental services, long–range planning, communications and financial services. The organization chartDownload PDF shows a more complete picture of SWD’s makeup. All SWD staff are guided by the principles set forth in SWD’s vision, mission, and cultural values.