Back to Whatcom County home page Whatcom County | Departments | Contacts |  Help |  Search
 Public Worksheader image
  Public Works  | Services  | Contact Us

Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division of the Whatcom County Health Department is responsible for waste prevention, economically efficient recycling and disposal systems, litter control, hazardous waste education and disposal opportunities, and the monitoring of the county's closed landfills. We also provide support for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.  This division achieves these goals through the administration of several Washington Department of Ecology (ECY) grants and contracts with other agencies. Funding for the Solid Waste Division is provided by the collection of excise tax on garbage hauled by certificated haulers, as well as by various Department of Ecology grants.

What Do I Do With It?

Click here to find out how to recycle anything in
Whatcom County!

taking out the trash


PUBLIC COMMENT WELCOME on Draft Solid and Hazardous Waste Plan Update

As required by law, Whatcom County is currently in the process of updating the 2008 Whatcom County Comprehensive Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan.

Public comment is invited at any time, and may be submitted by phone at (360)676-6724 or by email at

2015 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan Update

Background information may be found here: Solid and Hazardous Waste Plan Update

Whatcom County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan – Preliminary Draft
Goals & Actions - Preliminary Draft

2008 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan

Point Roberts Issues and Answers

Recycling and Trash

Waste Reduction

Yard Waste

Hazardous Household Waste


More Information




Contact Us

Whatcom County Health Department, Solid Waste Division
509 Girard Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; (360) 676-6724