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.
The SWAC is composed of community members, operators of solid waste companies, members of public interest groups, professionals from the business community, and representatives of local governments.
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.
Pierce County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan (SHWMP)
Pierce County Planning and Public Works and the 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 by the Department of Ecology.