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Clark County Public Health seeks comment on solid waste revisions

By , Columbian staff writer

It’s been 30 years since Clark County last completed a full review of its Solid Waste Enforcement code. Clark County Public Health is seeking community feedback on proposed changes now that it has completed an internal review process and proposed updates to language, titles and responsibilities, and references.

The goal is to define and clarify standards and implement policy changes in the interest of protecting the environment and public health.

The proposed changes are intended to streamline existing rules; update outdated parts of the code; clarify parts to improve communication, guidance and compliance; improve integration of the code with commercial and residential solid waste handling; and update language to align with current regulations within Washington Administrative Code.

Comments will be accepted through Dec. 31 and can be submitted through an online tool at Comments can also be submitted via email to

Following the three-month public comment period, Public Health staff will review and consider all comments. A description of any additional changes, along with rationale for those changes, will be provided on the Public Health website. Public Health will then present the proposed code changes to the Clark County Council for approval.

Additional information about the code revision process, supporting documents for proposed changes and steps for submitting public comment are available on Public Health’s Solid Waste webpage.