Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)

Next Meeting: January 24, 2024 @ 3pm

Regular Meetings

  • 3 pm
  • 4th Wednesday of every other month
  • Commissioner's Board Room

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  • Steve Gray, Clallam County 
    Alternate: Commissioner Mark Ozias
  • Rachel Anderson, City of Sequim
    Alternate: Meggan, Uecker
  • Charlie McCaughan (Vice Chair), City of Port Angeles
    Alternate: LaTrisha Suggs
  • Rod Fleck, City of Forks
    Alternate: Vacant _______
  • Christy Cox (Chair), At-Large
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
    Alternate: Vacant _______
  • Arleen Jensen, Agriculture Community
    Term Expires: December 31, 2025
    Alternate: Clea Rome
  • Steven Johnson, Business Community
    Term Expires: December 31, 2025
    Alternate: Vacant _______
  • Stephen Pendleton, Tribal Councils
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Brian Tate, Solid Waste Industry (Waste Connections)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
    Alternate: ________
  • Vacant ________, Solid Waste Industry (West)
    Term Expires: ________________________
    Alternate: Vacant ________


Purpose: Assists in the implementation of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal, and reviews and comments on proposed changes to the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.

Membership: Comprised of ten representatives; one from Clallam County, one from each of the incorporated cities, two from the Waste Industry, one from Tribal Governments, one from the Business Community, one from the Agriculture Community, and one Citizen At-large. Waste industry representatives serve one-year rotating terms. State RCW 70.95.165 codifies the SWAC membership and purpose. 

Clallam County Solid Waste Management Plan Update

The Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (CSWMP) reflects the current state of the local solid waste system and assists SWAC and other solid waste stakeholders in solid waste management activities such as making informed recommendations, obtaining solid waste handling permits, and qualifying for Ecology Local Solid Waste Financial Assistance funding or other financial assistance programs.