Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)

Mission Statement – “To assist in the development of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal and to review and comment upon proposed rules, policies, or ordinances prior to adoption.”

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee consists of volunteer citizens and representatives from related businesses. Each of the three Commissioner’s districts (see map) is represented by advisory board members. For additional information, a current list of members and vacancies, meeting agendas and minutes, visit Jefferson County SWAC page.

SWAC meetings are open to the public and are held six times per year, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Jefferson County Department of Public Works conference room at 623 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend. Due to COVID-19, NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ALLOWED per Jefferson County RESOLUTION 45-21.

We would like to hear your thoughts on how the County’s Solid Waste program could be improved.  Please join the conversation at any of the SWAC meetings held throughout the year.

2021 SWAC Regular Meeting Schedule:
January 28
March 25
May 27
July 22
September 23
December 2

For more information about the SWAC please contact Al Cairns, Solid Waste Manager, at 360-385-9160 or