Tag: Solid Waste

28
Apr

Washington’s Inconvenient Truth

They asked us for help. We answered the call and put our own resources into the fight and our reputations on the line. They took our help, passed their bill, and then stabbed us in the back. I hope they don’t expect a thank you. In late March, WSAC was invited to a meeting with several other organizations including ports,

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13
Apr

Solid Funding for Solid Waste

On April 9th, local solid waste managers, environmental public health directors, and county commissioners came to the capital to advocate for local solid waste financial assistance (LSWFA). Used for the development, implementation, and enforcement of solid waste management plans (including recycling and hazardous materials), LSWFA funding is distributed statewide to all counties. The funding source for LSWFA has been the

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7
Apr

Toxic Tax Transformation

Along with the release of their Capital Budget proposal (SSB 5134), the Senate also recently proposed SB 5993, a measure intended to reform the financial structure of the model toxics control program. The model toxics control program is administered by the Department of Ecology, under the authority of the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). MTCA is the state’s environmental cleanup

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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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