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Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (MSWMAC)

King County Code 10.25.110 established the Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (MSWMAC). The committee is also memorialized in the Amended and Restated Solid Waste Interlocal Agreements. MSWMAC advises the Executive, the Regional Policy Committee, acting as the solid waste interlocal forum, and the King County Council in all matters relating to solid waste management. The committee participates in the development of the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.

Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (MSWMAC) Resources

MSWMAC meetings are generally held at 11:15 a.m. on the second Friday of each month at King Street Center, usually in the Eighth Floor Conference Room. Meeting agendas and draft minutes are posted one week in advance of the meeting.

Meetings in 2016 will be held:

  • January 8 – canceled
  • February 12
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8 – canceled
  • August 12 – canceled
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 18 – joint MSWMAC & SWAC
  • December 9

Agenda

Agenda will be posted the week prior to the meeting

Minutes

Solid Waste Newsletter

MSWMAC Archived minutes

Interjurisdictional Technical Staff Work Group (ITSG) Archived Notes

Documents

Ordinance 14971 (PDF, 470 K)
Planning for future solid waste system.

Ordinance 16320 (PDF, 180 K)
Made the Interjurisdictional Technical Staff Group (ITSG) a permanent committee to support MSWMAC in its work.

Bylaws (PDF, 75 K)

Roster of Current Members (PDF, 50 K)

Work Products

MSWMAC Adopted Transfer Plan Motion (PDF, 425 K) – May 9, 2014

Solid Waste Transfer and Waste Management Plan (PDF, 3.6 MB) – September 2006
(Note: this is a very large file and may take several minutes to download, depending on connection speed)
Proposed recommendations that will guide King County as it prepares the solid waste system for waste export, during which time the transfer system will be upgraded, a public or private intermodal facility or facilities will be added to the system, and the county's Cedar Hills Regional Landfill will be closed. The rate proposal and forecast that accompanies the Plan is provided on the planning documents page.

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (PDF, 2.5 MB)
(Note: this is a very large file and may take several minutes to download, depending on connection speed)
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement – presents an environmental analysis of the alternatives developed in Milestone Report 4 (provided below).

Milestone Report #1 (PDF, 75 K)
Transfer System Level of Service Standards and Criteria – sets standards and criteria for evaluating county waste transfer system.

Milestone Report #2 (PDF, 6.7 MB)
(Note: this is a very large file and may take several minutes to download, depending on connection speed)

Analysis of System Needs and Capacity – applies standards and criteria for evaluating county waste transfer system.

Milestone Report #2: Addendum (PDF, 121 K)
Application of Criterion 17 – applies Level of Service Criterion 17 standards to the county waste transfer system, completing the second milestone report.

Milestone Report #3 (PDF, 4.5 MB)
(Note: this is a very large file and may take several minutes to download, depending on connection speed)

Options for Public & Private Ownership & Operation of Transfer & Intermodal Facilities – sets forth options, policy choices and service elements and identifies characteristics.

Milestone Report #4 (PDF, 802 K)
Preliminary Transfer & Waste Export Facility Recommendations And Estimated System Costs, Rate Impacts & Financial Policy Assumptions – the fourth and final milestone report in the waste export system plan development process as required by Ordinance 14971.

More Solid Waste Division planning documents

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Updated: Sep. 21, 2016


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