Solid waste and waste management is primarily handled by the Lincoln County Solid Waste and Recycling Department. The LCHD environmental health team works with the SWRD team to ensure solid waste does not cause any health issues for our community members. Our focus is developing and implementing plans for safe storage, collection, transportation, and final disposal of solid waste. We also monitor compliance with the minimum functional standards for solid waste facilities, governed by RCW 70.95 and WAC 173-304. This includes:
- Permitting all solid waste facilities operating in Lincoln County,
- Responding to complaints about improper storage and disposal of solid waste, and
- Investigating illegal dumping and non-permitted dump sites.