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, May 17, 2023 

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Meeting will be held at the Cheney Yard Waste Facility – Utility Building, located at 112 Anderson Road, Cheney, WA 99004 or via Microsoft Teams platform. See the attached agenda for additional information and for the Microsoft Teams meeting access details.

SWAC Member Representing Term Expires
Josh Kerns Spokane County  
Karen Stratton City of Spokane 01/01/24
Shaun Culler - Chair City of Millwood  
Kevin Anderson City of Airway Heights  
Rebecca Johnson City of Spangle  
Don Stevens City of Deer Park  
Vacant Waste Industry 12/31/24
Philip Small Agricultural Interest 12/31/25
Joel Kohlstedt - Vice Chair Recycling Industry  
Bruce Williams Health District 12/31/20
Tonilee Hanson Public Interest 12/31/2024
Brian Burrow Business 03/30/25
Isaiah Paine Citizen At Large District #1 02/09/2025
Andy Hoye Citizen At Large District #2 12/31/25
Vacant Citizen At Large District #3  

Agendas and Minutes