County seeks advisory committee members

The 15-member Pierce County Solid Waste Advisory Committee is looking for new members to help address critical garbage, recycling and waste reduction matters. The SWAC is particularly interested in participation from residents, public interest groups and businesses located in unincorporated Pierce County.

“Serving as a SWAC member is a good way for residents to share their ideas and influence future recycling and garbage programs in Pierce County,” said Steve Wamback, Solid Waste Division administrator.

SWAC members help decide what recycling, garbage, and waste reduction programs should be developed and how to pay for them. SWAC members have had key roles in creating the popular Pierce County Responds and single-cart recycling programs.

Potential topics for the SWAC in the next few years include electronics recycling, “green” building, food waste recycling and glass recycling collection. SWAC members will also have a role in updating the county’s Solid Waste Management Plan.

The SWAC, which meets on Wednesday evenings once or twice monthly, serves in an advisory role to the Pierce County Council and the Solid Waste Division and provides a forum within the community for the expression of ideas and opinions surrounding waste and recycling programs.

For a SWAC application and-or more information, contact the Pierce County Solid Waste Division at (253) 798-2179 or . Completed applications are due at the Solid Waste Division office by 4:30 p.m. April 26, 2006.