Solid Waste Planning – SWMP Update, Benton County, Washington

SCS Engineers is presently preparing the update to Benton County’s 2005 solid waste management plan (SWMP).

In the past, Benton County had worked with neighboring Franklin County to prepare a joint SWMP. For 2005, Benton County formed its own independent plan. The process included a review of the previous plan recommendation, and an update of information to reflect current conditions in the County.

An important aspect of this project is participation and involvement of the planning committee, a subcommittee of the local solid waste advisory committee (SWAC). SCS has presented a number of options for review and consideration by planning committee members, and the recommendations will be forwarded to the SWAC for their final recommendation to the County Commissioners. As part of the Plan, SCS has presented options for the implementation of e-waste programs, in compliance with Senate Bill 6428.