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Solid Waste Program

About the Solid Waste Program

The Environmental Health Division's Solid Waste Program performs a wide variety of activities to monitor and assure the proper handling and disposal of solid waste in Whatcom County.

  • Application review for new and expanded Solid Waste Facilities
  • Permit Issuance
  • Routine inspections of permitted facilities
  • Investigations of illegal dumping, garbage handling and contamination associated with landfills.
  • Enforcement of SW Codes, e.g. WCC 24.06, WAC 173-304, WCC 8.08
  • Oversight at Biosolids Application Sites
  • Homeowner education regarding composting, recycling, proper disposal and handling of household hazardous wastes and biomedical waste.
  • Education and oversight of generators, transporters and treatment facilities of biomedical waste.
  • Waste prevention
  • Economically efficient recycling and disposal systems
  • Litter control


Frequently Asked Questions

Biomedical Waste

EnviroStars Program

Local Source Control Program

Map - Solid Waste Facilities

Recommendations for Residential Sharps Disposal - Warning Label

Site Hazard Assessment (SHA) Program

Solid Waste Rules & Regulations

Swift Creek Asbestos