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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.


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 


How to attend 

MSWAC and SWAC meetings are now hybrid. In person attendance is available at King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson St, Seattle. To gain access to the meeting space please follow the directions below. Online attendance is accessible via Zoom either in person or attend via a Zoom webinar:

  • In person – please contact Amy Ockerlander at 206-263-6701 to escort you to the meeting room
  • Zoom webinar - to attend a committee meeting, click or tap the link in the agenda for the current month.

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.

2024 MSWAC meeting schedule




January 12

January 2024 agenda January 2024 minutes

February 9

February 2024 agenda February 2024 minutes

March 8

March 2024 agenda March 2024 minutes

April 12

April 2024 agenda April 2024 minutes

May 10

May 2024 agenda May 2024 minutes

June 14

June 2024 agenda June 2024 minutes

July 12

July 2024 agenda  

August 9



September 13



October 11



November 8



December 13



MSWAC meeting archives

2024 SWAC meeting schedule




January 19

January 2024 agenda


February 16

February 2024 agenda

February 2024 minutes

March 15

March 2024 agenda

March 2024 minutes

April 19

April 2024 agenda


May 17

May 2024 agenda


June 21

June 2024 agenda


July 19

July 2024 agenda


August 16



September 20



October 18



November 15



December 20



SWAC meeting archives

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