Solid Waste Management Plan Update

Per RCW 70.95, Clallam County must have a current Solid Waste Management Plan (Plan), updated every 5 years. The Plan addresses solid and hazardous waste management throughout Clallam County. It is a joint city-county Plan for the cities of Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks and includes tribal government participation.

This Plan is the county's roadmap to managing a comprehensive solid waste system and planning for adequate services for its citizens and businesses including programming and capital facilities. This update is an opportunity to engage stakeholders to ensure that public health, economic, and environmental considerations reflect local needs and conditions, and it provides support for program development, permitting, and funding applications for solid waste and recycling projects. An update of the Plan began in 2019, led by consultant Green Solutions. Stakeholder review of the plan update occurs at Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) meetings, which are open to the public. There are currently open positions on the SWAC.

The Preliminary Draft of the Plan update has been completed and submitted to state agencies for an 120 day review (through April '21). Concurrently, the Plan will be undergoing State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review and a 45 day public comment period from January 15th through March 5th, 2021. The Plan can be viewed at the link below, or in hardcopy form at the Clallam County Public Works office. Comments on the Plan can be submitted via email or phone listed below, or in writing to Clallam County Public Works, 223 E 4th Street, Suite 6, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

View the current Solid Waste Management Plan 2021 (PDF).

Note: The plan includes the Hazardous Waste Management Plan and Contamination Reduction and Outreach Plan as appendices.

Public Meeting on Preliminary Solid Waste Management Plan

Clallam County will hold a public meeting on February 9th, 2021 at 6:30 pm in the Commissioner's Board Room in the Clallam County Courthouse to provide further opportunity for commentary on the Preliminary Draft Plan. Due to Covid19, we strongly encourage the public to take advantage of remote options for attending open public meetings. This meeting can be viewed on a live stream or you can participate by phone call 408-419-1715 or via video using Meeting ID: 197 7570 034.

For questions, please contact Meggan Uecker at 360-417-2441 or email below.