Rules and Regulations
Solid waste handling, as defined in RCW 70.95.030 (external), includes management, storage, collection, transportation, treatment, utilization, processing and final disposal of all solid wastes. The responsibility for administration of solid waste handling systems in Washington is divided among the state, counties, inter jurisdictional health departments and the cities. The governmental roles and authorities are delineated in federal, state, and county law; regulations; and agreements.
The major rules and regulations described here govern solid waste and are designed to maintain the highest standards of quality for human health and environmental protection, including groundwater, surface water, soil and air.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2009