Solid Waste Compliance

About the Solid Waste Program
The Environmental Health Division's Solid Waste Program performs a wide variety of activities to monitor and assure the proper handling and disposal of solid waste in Whatcom County. Such tasks are:
  • Application review for new and expanded Solid Waste Facilities
  • Economically efficient recycling and disposal systems
  • Education and oversight of generators, transporters and treatment facilities of biomedical waste.
  • Enforcement of SW Codes, e.g. WCC 24.06, WAC 173-304, WCC 8.08
  • Homeowner education regarding composting, recycling, proper disposal and handling of household hazardous wastes and biomedical waste.
  • Investigations of illegal dumping, garbage handling and contamination associated with landfills.
  • Litter control
  • Oversight at Biosolids Application Sites
  • Permit Issuance
  • Routine inspections of permitted facilities
  • Waste prevention