Solid Waste

The Public Health Solid Waste program permits and inspects solid waste handling facilities. In addition, the staff reviews plans for new or expanding facilities, monitors environmental quality adjacent to solid waste facilities, investigates and resolves solid waste complaints, and responds to a variety of public and private requests for technical assistance. The Solid Waste program works to ensure the proper collection, storage, transfer, recycling and disposal of solid waste in Island County.

The Public Works Solid Waste program manages and oversees all Island County-owned solid waste handling facilities.Contact the Public Works Solid Waste Program at 360-679-7331 for information.

Public Health’s Role

Public Health’s role in regulating solid waste is to protect public health.  Improper storage, handling, or disposal of solid waste has the potential to attract vectors and pollute the air, ground, and water.  It is Public Health’s role to ensure property owners are aware of solid waste requirements and adhere to the state and county regulations.