Public Involvement

Interested in working with the Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program on recycling and waste prevention topics? There are currently two ways to get involved — become a member of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee or an educator with the Master Recycler Program. For more information, contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Program or call 503-846-3605. 

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

The ten-member Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding the County's regulation of the solid waste and recycling system. Recommendations are provided on issues including solid waste and recycling collection rate adjustments, disposal site agreements, administrative rule revisions and code changes. 

The public is welcome to attend meetings. For meeting materials and other information go to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee webpage.

Master Recycler Program

Master Recycler at the Fair
Master Recycler at
the Washington 
County Fair
Become a Master Recycler volunteer. Learn from the experts. Share with your neighbors. 

Take an eight-week, 40-hour course on the latest information on waste prevention and recycling. Then, give back 30 volunteer hours to share what you learned with neighbors, co-workers and community. 

A class is held each fall in Washington County. Other dates are available within the region. Visit the Master Recycler website for more information. To get notifications of upcoming registration opportunities, click here.