Management Plan

The Solid Waste Management Plan is a tool used to identify population trends, waste trends and anticipate community needs over the near and long term. The Solid Waste Division Manager uses this tool to develop short and long term work plans necessary to serve the citizens utilizing waste facilities.

The Solid Waste Management Plan describes the background of the program, County population and use of solid waste services, a description of the waste stream, waste reduction strategies, processing technologies, special and industrial wastes, funding and finance and plans for accommodating future needs.

News Release.  Notice of Public Comment Period Draft Cowlitz County Solid Waste Management Plan - February 22, 2022.

The  Solid Waste Management Plan 2021 is currently under review.  Please fill out the comment form to submit any  concerns or questions you may have regarding this plan.

Previous Solid Waste Management Plans

Solid Waste Management Plan -Final Revision 2012 (PDF) 

Solid Waste Management Plan 2007 (PDF)