DOUGLAS COUNTY SOLID WASTE

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Free Disposal~Mattress Day

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dedicated Time Slots (7-11 & 11-3)


Tickets can ONLY be picked up: 

Monday - Thursday -  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 September 13th until October 14th 

Bring picture Id & utility bill for parcel identification.

Douglas County Transportation Land Service Building 140 19th Street N.W., East Wenatchee.



~ ~WASHINGTON STATE BAG LAW~ ~

During the 2020 legislative session, the Legislature passed a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, an effort to reduce plastic pollution, litter, and waste.

This ban will also benefit Washington's recycling system:

  • Reducing contamination in the recycling and compost systems
  • Promoting reuse and recycled content
  • Building consistency in policy and enforcement across the state
  • Supporting the recycled paper industry

When the bag ban goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2021, anyone may submit an observation of businesses not in compliance with the new requirements using our reporting form. We will use this information to follow up with businesses to ensure their understanding of the new law. Repeated non-compliance may result in penalties.

  1. Why ban single-use plastic bags?
  2. Ban details

Every year Washingtonians use 2 billion single-use plastic bags

Plastic bags are a big problem in the recycling system

Plastic bags contain chemicals that are toxic once released into the environment

Plastic bags cost retailers money

Plastic pollution poses both physical and chemical threats to the marine environment

Reusable bags or recyclable paper bags are a better alternative

Alerts

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Douglas County Solid WasteComprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan

The Douglas County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (DCCSWMP) (PDF) has been developed to provide elected officials, regulatory authorities, generators, contractors and the general public within the Regional Planning Area (RPA) with a set of recommendations for managing solid and moderate risk wastes for the six year implementation period. The DCCSWMP includes the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Douglas County, except the City of Coulee Dam, which, for the purpose of solid waste planning, is under the jurisdiction of Grant County.