Solid Waste Program Goals
- Protect public and environmental health through proactive Solid & Hazardous waste programs, policies, and procedures; to coordinate this work with the community and other agencies; and to be sensitive to changing community needs.
- Emphasize pollution prevention, and waste minimization, reuse, and recycling in all Solid & Hazardous Waste Program activities. Through effective education and regulation, ensure that solid and hazardous wastes that cannot be minimized, reused or recycles are managed to protect human health and the environment.
- Reduce the risk to groundwater from wastes generated by commercial/industrial facilities served by on-site sewage disposal systems.
- Promote interagency coordination in relevant areas of Solid & Hazardous Waste technical assistance, education, compliance, and enforcement.
The Solid & Hazardous Waste Program governs the licensing, handling, treatment, storage, transportation, and disposal of solid and hazardous waste in Skamania County. These regulations include both local Board of Health Ordinances and Washington State Department of Ecology Regulations.
Washington Department of Ecology Regulations
- Chapter 173-303 WAC, Dangerous Waste Regulations
- Chapter 173-350 WAC, Minimum Functional Standards
- Chapter 173-351 WAC, Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
- Chapter 173-306 WAC, Special Incinerator Ash Management Standards
- Chapter 173-308 WAC, Biosolids Management
- Ecology's Biosolids Management Homepage
- Chapter 173-340 WAC, Model Toxics Control Act
- Chapter 173-330 WAC, Used Automobile Oil Recycling Sign Requirement
- Chapter 173-331 WAC, Vehicle Battery Recycling Ecology Regulations Index by Program Area
- Chapter 246-205 WAC, Decontamination of Illegal Drug Manufacturing or Storage Sites