Tag: Solid Waste

16
Apr

WACSWM Wants to Clean Up Recycling

  Ellensburg, WA (April 16, 2018) – The Washington Association of County Solid Waste Managers (WACSWM) held a statewide meeting in Ellensburg April 11 and 12 to discuss issues related to solid waste and recycling. This year, industry partners in Washington have been meeting to discuss the impacts of the ban on certain recyclable material exported to China. Originally called

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15
Jan

Week 2 – Land Use & Environment Bills

HB 1987- Affordable Housing Prevents counties from restricting the density of affordable housing development on property owned by a religious organization under certain conditions. This would require Counties to allow the density of the affordable housing development on religious owned properties to exceed density limits by two times the maximum density requirement of other structures. HB 2607 – UGA’s and

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26
Sep

Ecology Rule Affects Solid Waste Dollars

  On December 22, 2015, the Department of Ecology filed began the process of updating rules related to Coordinated Prevention Grants, specifically, WAC 173-312 and 173-313. This process has continued through the spring and summer. During this rulemaking process, Ecology used an existing advisory committee which included members from county solid waste facilities and environmental health directors from local health

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27
Jul

Abandoned RVs Possible Unfunded Mandate

Abandoned recreational vehicles (RV’s) are an increasing problem throughout Washington State. It is a violation of state law to abandon a junk vehicle on any property.  Past practice is for registered tow truck drivers to collect the abandoned vehicle and either collect a fee from the owner when contacted or dismantle and sell for reimbursement.  The Department of Licensing, the

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