Wednesday November 25, 2015

There is Still Time to Comment on Solid Waste Plan

San Juan County’s solid waste utility staff has begun reviewing public comments on the February 7 draft of the Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Plan. (

Planner Elizabeth Anderson said that many of the early comments focus on the conversion from a primarily self-haul to a primarily route-based collection system on Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Islands.

Though County staff will accept any comments that are  submitted until the moment the Council adopts the plan, staff urges interested citizens to provide their comments before March 16 to insure the content can be included in its first report to the County Council. The Council will begin its discussion of the plan on Monday, March 19, and will continue at its March 20th regular session.

The plan document, with the Council’s revisions, must be judged adequate by the Department of Ecology before the County can formally adopt it. The target date for adoption is August of 2012.
Comments should be addressed to:
Elizabeth Anderson, AICP
Solid Waste Program Planner
P. O. Box 729
Friday Harbor, WA 98250