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.
You can help shape local recycling and waste reduction programs by becoming a SWAC member. All interested citizens, especially young adults and business representatives, 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.
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 under review from the Washington State Department of Ecology and open for public comment until October 23, 2021.
The draft plan will also be presented to the Pierce County Planning Commission on September 28, 2021.