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Sustainability Coordinator

Melissa Warner

 

Planning, Outreach & Education

414 Landfill Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Closed Major Holidays

2014 Holiday Closure Schedule

 January 1 – New Years Day

January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 17 – President's Day

May 26 – Memorial Day

July 4 – Independence Day (offices closed, regular garbage and recycling collection schedule)

September 1 – Labor Day

November 11 – Veteran's Day

November 27 – Thanksgiving Day

December 25 – Christmas Day

Solid Waste Planning

Planning for services and infrastructure to meet our waste management needs is critical to provide adequate and cost-effective programs to citizens and businesses throughout the county.

The City of Walla Walla plays a unique role in Walla Walla County as it is the owner/operator of the landfill which serves much of the county's population. Under an Interlocal agreement with the County, the City is the designated planning and outreach lead for solid waste programs.

Walla Walla County Solid Waste Management Plan

Background

All counties and cities in Washington are required under Washington State law (RCW 70.95) to have a solid waste management plan that outlines how waste management needs are going to be met over a 20 year planning horizon. The plan takes into consideration such factors as population growth and types of industries producing waste that requires management.

 

Solid Waste Management Plan – 2013 Update

Walla Walla County and the incorporated jurisdictions have chosen to meet their waste planning requirement by participating in a joint Walla Walla County Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). The preliminary draft SWMP was available for public review and comment through October 31, 2013. The final review draft is now being prepared to submit to the Department of Ecology for review. Ecology's review will take up to 120 days and then the Plan will be finalized for submittal to local jurisdictions for adoption. We will post timeline updates here as available.

  • Final Review Draft SWMP submitted to Ecology - TBA
  • Ecology's review of Draft SWMP finished - TBA
  • Solid Waste Advisory Committee review of Ecology comments - TBA
  • Final SWMP submitted to jurisdictions for adoption - TBA
  • Final SWMP presented to Ecology - TBA
  • Formal acceptance of Final SWMP by Ecology - TBA

 

Complete Preliminary Review Draft Plan PDF is available HERE

 

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is comprised of 11 members representing local governments, stakeholder industries and groups, and citizens of Walla Walla County. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to three-year terms. RCW 70.95 also requires each county to establish a SWAC.

The SWAC's purpose is to evaluate the waste management needs of the entire county and work with staff to develop and update the Solid Waste Management Plan.

 

SWAC Members

Dr. Harvey Crowder: representing Walla Walla County

Paul Hartwig: representing City of College Place, Chair

Mary Lou Jenkins: representing City of Walla Walla

Randy Hinchliffe: representing City of Waitsburg

Chuck Kimzey: representing City of Prescott

Darrick Dietrich: representing Waste/Recycling Industry, Vice Chair

Mike Potter: representing Agricultural Industry

Ted Koehler: representing Business & Industry

Sandy Shelin: representing Environmental Interest Groups

RL McFarland: representing WW County Residents

Mary Lou Yocum: representing City of WW Residents

 

SWAC Meetings

Meetings are open to the public and a portion of each Agenda allows for public comments.

Next Meeting:
No meetings are scheduled until Ecology's review of the preliminary draft is complete.
Location TBD

 

Agendas
Minutes

 

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