Solid waste

Solid waste is discarded material that is not intended for another use. Waste management in Washington relies on partnerships between state and local governments, and the private sector. County governments and local health departments develop solid waste regulations and management plans. Ecology's Solid Waste Management program supports local governments with technical assistance and guidance.
Solid waste is discarded material that is not intended for another use. Waste management in Washington relies on partnerships between state and local governments, and the private sector. County governments and local health departments develop solid waste regulations and management plans. Ecology's Solid Waste Management program supports local governments with technical assistance and guidance.

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Ecology Food Center reduces waste and connects people to healthy food

The Center for Sustainable Food Management launched on January 1st and is planning an action packed 2024, including Washington's first statewide food waste prevention campaign.

What happens in a landfill, doesn't stay in a landfill

Washington has a powerful tool to combat climate change with a new rule requiring stricter requirements for controlling methane emissions from decomposing organic matter in landfills.

How we’re gathering new thermal data at the DTG-Anderson Landfill

The Yakima Health District and Ecology are using thermal imaging to assess the underground fire at the DTG-Anderson Landfill in Yakima. Here's how we took the photos and what the data show us.

Meet the students clearing litter from Washington highways

72 Central Washington teens are making a difference this summer, one piece of litter at a time, through the Ecology Youth Corps. Let's get to know some of them and what they've accomplished.

Keep plastics out of compost
Composting is a great way to turn organic material into a valuable soil amendment. Don't ruin it with plastic bags, food packaging, and produce stickers.
Anderson Landfill update: no evidence of contaminated drinking water
Recent data confirms that nearby drinking water and on-site gas emissions do not pose immediate environmental health risks to the public. This is a follow-up to our last update about the landfill.
Get ready to apply for a Public Participation Grant
Have an idea for reducing waste or pollution in your neighborhood? A new application round of Public Participation Grants is about to begin! Grants are worth up to $60,000 a year for up to two years.
We want your input: investigating contamination at the Anderson Landfill in Yakima
We're investigating contamination at the Anderson Landfill. Your feedback is a critical part of the process. Comment on our investigation by March 30, or attend our virtual public meeting on March 15.
The trash-climate connection: what you need to know
We are taking steps to protect the climate by reducing methane emissions from landfills. But what is methane, and how is it connected to trash and climate?
Ecology and partners to host workshop on responding to battery fires
Lithium Battery Seminar at the Spokane Fire Department’s training center.

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