Solid Waste Management Plan

Solid waste management activities in Clark County aim to protect and preserve human health, environmental quality and natural resources through efficient, cost-effective programs and services. The Solid Waste Management Plan provides a guide for solid waste activities in Clark County.

The Clark County Solid Waste program developed the plan with input and review from regional partners and the Solid Waste Advisory Commission (SWAC), which represents interests of businesses, public interest groups and the community. The plan provides information for all existing and proposed solid waste handling facilities, a comprehensive waste reduction and recycling element, and the county’s moderate risk management plan.

Current plan update

The 2023 update to the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan is underway. As part of the update, Clark County Solid Waste is working to streamline information in the plan and condense the number of chapters. 

Draft plan materials will be linked below as they become available. All materials are considered drafts until the plan update is approved by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Approval is expected in 2025.

Table of Contents          Full SWMP Draft

Provide public comment

An important step in the planning process outlined by Ecology includes opening the draft plan up for public comment. We anticipate the official public comment period to begin in early March 2024. However, Clark County Solid Waste is currently collecting public feedback on the draft plan.

Currently adopted Solid Waste Management Plan

Clark County’s current Solid Waste Management Plan was approved by the Washington State Department of Ecology in September 2015. 

Cover and Executive Summary