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Thurston County, Washington

Public Works

​The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is made up of elected officials, residents, and industry representatives. The SWAC reviews all issues affecting Thurston County's solid waste programs and makes recommendations to the Thurston County Board of County Commissioners. This committee leads the development of a five-year Solid Waste Management Plan to help guide how Thurston County and participating cities manage waste now and into the future.

Committee Membership

The 15-member SWAC is made up of elected officials, citizens, and industry representatives. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and serve three-year terms -- appointments serve at the discretion of the Commissioners. 

Meeting Dates & Locations

The SWAC meets the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The meetings are open to the public, and meeting materials are provided upon request. Meetings are sometimes cancelled or rescheduled; call (360) 867-2491 to verify the meeting before attending.

Watch the latest Solid Waste Advisory Committee meetings on the Thurston County YouTube Channel.

Meeting June 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
The upcoming Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting will be held virtually on Zoom Webinar and in person at Thurston County Public Works. There will be an opportunity for public comment. To attend this meeting please use the following information. Questions can be sent to

Virtual Option:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

In Person Option:
Rainier Conference Room - Building C
Thurston County Public Works
9605 Tilley Road S., Olympia, WA 98512

Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations at meetings should call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at (360) 867-2270. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay: 711 or (800) 833-6388.

​Meeting Minutes & Agendas​ ​
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​2021 2018​

Contact Us

Letters to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee can be sent to Thurston County Public Works, 9605 Tilley Rd. S, Olympia, WA 98512. 

For more information, please call (360) 867-2491 or email