Solid Waste Management Plan
The Solid Waste Management Plan updates the City of Seattle’s programs and services to prevent waste, increase recycling and composting, and improve services. The plan is currently being updated and the draft chapters are listed below.
Solid Waste Management Plan – 2011 Revision – Preliminary Draft
The March 2012 Preliminary Draft replaces the August 2011 Preview Draft. The Preliminary Draft is currently under review by the Washington Department of Ecology. Hardcopies are also available at the Seattle Public Library, Downtown Branch. Appendix C contains a summary of the changes between the two drafts. Look below under “Stakeholder Feedback” for more detail.
We’ve also prepared an Environmental Checklist (pdf) , pursuant to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). SPU’s SEPA Responsible Official reviewed the Checklist, determined there will be no probable significant adverse impacts on the environment caused by adoption and approval of the 2011 Plan, and made a Determination of Non-significance (DNS) (pdf). This means an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required. The DNS was published on June 7, 2012, and there is a two week public comment period. Direct any comments on the Environmental Checklist or DNS to Betty Meyer.
All documents are in PDF format.
- 1.1 What’s Being Revised
1.2 Planning History Overview
1.3 Planning Process – Continuing the Vision and Goals
- 2.1 Physical Environment
2.2 Human Environment
2.3 Waste Definitions
2.4 MSW Recycling Measurement
2.5 Waste & Recycling Trends
- 3.1 Recommendations from 1998 Plan and 2004 Amendment
3.2 Planning Issues for this Update
3.3 Current Programs and Practices
3.4 Alternatives and Recommendations
- 4.1 Where MSW Starts and Ends
4.4 Transfer Facilities
4.5 Processing and Disposal
4.6 Surveillance & Control (Enforcement)
4.7 Emergency Management
- 5.1 Construction and Demolition Debris
5.2 Historic Landfills
5.3 Clean City Programs
5.4 Moderate Risk Waste
5.5 Special Waste
- 6.1 Organization and Mission of Seattle Public Utilities
6.3 Financing the Plan
|Appendix A||Glossary, List of Acronyms|
|Appendix B||Zero Waste Resolution (30990)|
|Appendix C||Public Involvement Summary of Changes from Preview Draft, Public Involvement Plan|
|Appendix D||Recycling Potential Assessment (RPA) Model and Environmental Benefits Analysis - Economic Analysis Method, RPA Reports|
|Appendix E||Recycling Reporting|
|Appendix F||State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) documents|
|Appendix G||Seattle Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) Participation|
|Appendix H||Resolution of Adoption|
Thank you for your input on the Solid Waste Management Plan Preview Draft. View these documents to see comments and survey results. Survey results and comments were used to inform decisions about waste reduction, recycling, and collection services incorporated into the Preliminary Draft. Changes between the two drafts are summarized in Appendix C (pdf).
Email us with any comments or questions on the Preliminary Draft.