About SWAC The Pierce County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) serves in an advisory and technical capacity to the Pierce County Council and Pierce County Planning & Public Works on matters relating to management of recycling services and solid waste disposal.
SWAC members are citizens, members of public interest groups, professionals from the business community, operators of solid waste collection and recycling companies, and representatives of local governments.
Pierce County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan (SHWMP)
Pierce County Planning and Public Works (PPW) and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) worked with partners and neighboring jurisdictions to create a draft plan that establishes how Pierce County will manage solid and hazardous waste for the next 20 years. The goal is to create an equitable and resilient plan that keeps our environment clean. This draft replaces the 2000 plan, as well as the 2008 and 2016 supplements.
The draft plan is currently going through the local adoption process, and will then be submitted for final review from the Washington State Department of Ecology.