Solid Waste Utility
Roles & Responsibilities
The Solid Waste Utility manages the waste from most parts of Clallam County. We are responsible for curbside collection within the City limits of Port Angeles, and for collection and disposal at the Blue Mountain and Regional Transfer Stations. The city contracts with Waste Connections, Inc. for all services except for garbage collection within the city limits and Transfer Station scale operations, which is done by City utility staff.
Solid Waste provides information and educational services for waste reduction, backyard composting, recycling, proper hazardous waste disposal, natural yard care, and how to use finished compost. To receive printed materials, email the Solid Waste Collections Coordinator.
"Choose to Conserve" is the theme of the solid waste reduction and recycling program for the North Olympic Peninsula. The mountains in the logo convey the beautiful environment, and the arrow represents the circular nature of life and the concepts of reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Draft - Solid Waste Management Plan
Clallam County has completed an updated draft of its Solid Waste Management Plan as required by state law (70.95 RCW). The plan is a collaborative effort between Clallam County, Port Angeles and Sequim. The draft plan updates the previous plan developed in 2014 and considers new requirements from the Department of Ecology, the State of Washington, and other stakeholders. The document is a draft and is subject to fine-tuning and changes as all parties review the document and provide comment.
Clallam County Solid Waste Advisory Committee
The Clallam County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) develops programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal. The committee is made up of citizens, public interest groups, businesses, waste management industry, and local elected officials. They meet the third Thursday of every other month at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles.
For more information about SWAC, call the Clallam County Public Works Department at 360-417-2441. The 2014 update of the Clallam County Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan can be found on the Clallam County website.