Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)

Under the Solid Waste Management-Reduction and Recycling Act (Ch.70.95.165 RCW) a local Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is established for each county in the state. The SWAC provides a forum for the concerns and interests of area constituents to be included in the solid waste planning process and policies. Committee members include citizens, business representatives, waste industry professionals, local elected officials, and public interest groups.

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee is currently working with Spokane County and Great West Enginerring, Inc. to create an updated 2020 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). The Advisory Committee has formed a SWAC Subcommittee to attend comprehensive plan meetings, present information to the SWAC, and participate in creating the 2020 SWMP. For more information about when the SWAC subcommittee will conduct their meetings, please visit our Spokane County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan page. All meetings are open to the public.

Next SWAC Meeting

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Zoom web conference call (see the attached agenda for meeting information, URL, and/or dial-in phone).


Relevant Documents:

  1. Introduction Section
  2. Program Vision
  3. Description of Waste Characteristics (Appendix C)
  4. Goals and Recommended Actions
  5. 20 Year Needs Assessment for both County-owned transfer stations
SWAC Member Representing Term Expires
Josh Kerns Spokane County  
Karen Stratton City of Spokane  
Shaun Culler - Vice Chair City of Millwood  
Kevin Anderson City of Airway Heights  
Rebecca Johnson City of Spangle  
VACANT City of Deer Park  
Philip Small Agriculture Interest 03/28/21
Mathew Pederson Waste Industry 12/31/20
Erik Makinson Recycling Industry 12/31/20
Bruce Williams Health District 12/31/20
Tonilee Hanson Public Interest 12/31/20
Eric Cultum Business 03/03/24
Kimberly Kreber Citizen At Large District #1 12/31/20
Andy Hoye Citizen At Large District #2 12/31/20
Suzanne Tresko -Chair Citizen At Large District #3 10/03/21