Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)

About SWACimage of SWAC members at a meeting
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.

The SWAC is composed of community members, solid waste and business professionals, members of public interest groups, and representatives of local governments.

Members of the public are welcome to join the meetings in person at the Tacoma Mall Plaza or via Zoom.

October 11, 5:30-7:30 PM, Tacoma Mall Plaza and Zoom
November 8, 5:30-7:30 PM, Tacoma Mall Plaza and Zoom

Contact Us
(253) 798-2179

Pierce County Code 2.92

Rules and Procedures


You can help shape local recycling and waste reduction programs by becoming a SWAC member. All interested community members, especially those from BIPOC, low-income, and other underserved communities, are encouraged to apply.

SWAC members serve a four-year term. Members are appointed by the Pierce County Executive and approved by the Pierce County Council.

SWAC Members

Non Voting Members

These positions represent agencies and businesses related to solid waste management.

Name Represents
Tom Swanson Pierce County Council
Keith Johnston Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Kevin Green LRI
Ryan Dicks Pierce County Planning and Public Works