Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Purpose

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is comprised of a county-wide 11-member group of citizens, public interest groups, business, the waste management and recycling industries and local elected public officials (or their designees). The SWAC provides for coordination and information exchange between the groups about solid waste issues as well as providing ongoing public input and advice to Whatcom County on solid waste management issues. The meetings are open to the public. 

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • The 4th Thursday in January, April, July, and October
  • The Advisory Committee is currently holding remote-only virtual public meetings.
  • Meetings are open to the public. Community members who attend may provide public comment on issues related to solid waste in Whatcom County. 

Members

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) has 11 members: 8 Council-appointed members and 3 designees from the County and cities.

  • Eric Johnston , City of Bellingham
  • Carol Frazey, County Council
  • Kevin Renz, Small Cities 
  • Vacant, Citizen with no financial ties to other included sectors
  • Lisa Friend, Citizen with no financial ties to other included sectors
  • Rodd Pemble, Waste Collection Industry  
  • Kevin Moore, Waste Recycling Industry
  • Larry McCarter, Solid Waste Disposal Facility
  • Vacant, Business/Industry
  • Vacant, Agriculture
  • Brandi Hutton, Public Interest Group

Vacancies

Term Information

  • 3-year terms, 2 term limit, one year separation required

Authority

Additional Information