Washington State law asks each county to set up a local Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC). The committee reviews the county's Comprehensive Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan and helps develop programs and policies for solid waste handling and disposal. Visit Recycle.KitsapGov.com to learn about our programs.
The committee elects a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson at the beginning of each year to govern the committee. The Chair conducts all meetings, acts as a liaison between the committee and the county Solid Waste Division, sets the agenda, and arranges for prompt presentations. County staff support the SWAC by scheduling, advertising, and recording meetings; mailing materials to members; and keeping necessary records.
Mission Statement: The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) assists in the development and
implementation of the Solid Waste Management Plan. The committee reviews and comments upon proposed rules, policies, and
ordinances related to solid waste handling and disposal prior to adoption.
Meetings are confirmed two weeks in advance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Date: First Wednesday of even months (subject to change)
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: City of Bremerton Utilities Building, 100 Oyster Bay Avenue, Bremerton
The committee has fifteen members who represent many interests, including the Board of County Commissioners, local jurisdictions, tribes, the U.S. Navy, local business, and the waste management industry.
Updated June 2021
Stephanie Bailey, Chair
John Poppe, Vice Chair
Central Commissioner District
North Commissioner District
South Commissioner District
City of Bainbridge Island
Wayne Hamilton (alternate)
City of Bremerton
City of Poulsbo
Sam Phillips (alternate)
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
Dave Stanley (alternate)
Industry (Bainbridge Disposal)
Industry (Waste Management)
Laura Kneib (alternate)
Stephanie Miller (alternate)