Washington Solid Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Solid Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid (nondangerous) waste law: Solid Waste Management Act, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 70.95; RCW 70.95B, RCW 70.95D, and RCW 70.95J

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Solid (nondangerous) waste facility regulations: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-300, WAC 173-304, WAC 173-308, WAC 173-313, WAC 173-330, WAC 173-331, WAC 173-350, WAC 173-351, and WAC 173-434

Solid waste facilities:

Definitions: WAC 173-350-100

Performance standards: WAC 173-350-040

Permit standards: WAC 173-350-700 to 173-350-715

Permit exemptions: WAC 173-350-100, WAC 173-350-200, WAC 173-350-210, WAC 173-350-220, WAC 173-350-310, WAC 173-350-320, and WAC 173-350-360

Plan of operation: WAC 173-304-405(2)

Recordkeeping: WAC 173-304-405(3)

Annual report: WAC 173-304-405(4)

Inspections: WAC 173-304-405(5)

Operator certification: WAC 173-300-010 to 173-300-180

Recording with county auditor: WAC 173-304-405(6)

State and local requirements: WAC 173-304-405(7)

Financial responsibility:

Municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs): WAC 173-351-600

Public solid waste landfills: WAC 173-304-467

Private solid waste landfills: WAC 173-304-468

Other facilities: AC 173-350-350, WAC 173-350-360, WAC 173-350-400, and WAC 173-350-600


Overview: WAC 173-351-010 to 173-351-990

Permits: WAC 173-351-700 to 173-351-750

Plan of operation: WAC 173-351-210

Operating criteria: WAC 173-351-200 and WAC 173-351-220

Land treatment: WAC 173-304-450

Waste tire recycling:

Waste tire transporters: WAC 173-350-350

Waste tire storage rules: WAC 173-350-350

Vehicle battery recycling: WAC 173-331-010 to 173-331-600

Regulatory Agencies

Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Solid Waste and Financial Assistance Program

Local health departments

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