WestRock, Tacoma

We regulate the air, water, and hazardous waste activities at the WestRock pulp and paper mill in Tacoma.


Water quality permit

Comment period: April 15 - May 21, 2021

We invite you to comment on the proposed reissuance of the WestRock, Tacoma pulp and paper mill's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System water quality permit.

How can I comment?

You can submit comments:

  • Using the online form
  • By mail (postmarked by May 21, 2021) to Emily Toffol, Department of Ecology, Industrial Section, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600
  • Orally at the May 18, 2021 online public hearing 

Public events

Informational meeting

An online informational meeting to learn about the proposed changes to the permit will take place:

May 13, 2021
Starting at 3 p.m.
Join online
Call in: 415-655-0001
Access code: 133 896 9047

Public hearing

An online public meeting, followed by a hearing to accept oral comments, will take place:

May 18, 2021
Starting at 6 p.m.
Join online
Call in: 415-655-0001
Access code: 133 651 2132


Facility information

This is a kraft pulp and paper mill.

  • With around 400 employees, the mill makes about 1,400 tons of bleached and unbleached packaging-grade paper, linerboard, and saturating board each day.
  • It treats its wastewater and sends it to Commencement Bay.

Permit information

WestRock contacts

Company website
Facility phone: 253-596-3232
Location: 801 Portland Ave., Tacoma