About the state waste plan

The State Solid and Hazardous Waste Plan guides the management of waste and materials in Washington. Similar to how local governments are required to update their solid waste plans every five years, the state tries to do the same.

Plan update process

The state plan update process includes two opportunities for public comment. The first opportunity was on a first partial draft, which is now complete. We are now accepting comments on the second draft through Sept. 30, 2021.

Comments received on the second draft will inform the final finished plan update.

SEPA and the State Plan

The State Plan is also required to undergo a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review process. Documents will be posted on the SEPA register for commenting when ready.

State plan history

Earlier versions of the plan include: