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Solid waste plan moves forward

The Public Works solid waste team presented a draft of the first seven chapters, addressing legal requirements, and collection, transfer, and disposal of waste, to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee on Dec. 1.  - Journal file photo
The Public Works solid waste team presented a draft of the first seven chapters, addressing legal requirements, and collection, transfer, and disposal of waste, to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee on Dec. 1.
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Public Works Director Frank Mulcahy said last week that the changeover from a primarily self-hauled system to a primarily roadside pickup will occur around August. Before that changeover, the County Council must adopt, and the Department of Ecology must approve a revised County Solid and Hazardous Waste plan.

The project timeline calls for the plan to be completed for public inspection in early February, adopted by the council in early May and approved by DOE in mid-July with an opportunity for public review and comment along the way.

The Public Works solid waste team presented a draft of the first seven chapters, addressing legal requirements, and collection, transfer, and disposal of waste, to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee on Dec. 1.

Another chapter will deal with waste reduction and recycling, and the remaining three chapters should be completed by Feb. 7.  Chapters will be added to the preliminary public review draft when completed. The preliminary draft is at sanjuanco.com/solidwaste plan and at county libraries.

For more info, contact Elizabeth Anderson at elizabetha@sjcpublicworks.org, 360-370-0531 or P. O. Box 729, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

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