Garbage & Recycling Services
In Whatcom County, garbage and recycling services are provided by private companies. The county government coordinates and oversees these services. Use these pages to answer your questions about how to dispose of or recycle different types of waste and to find out which waste disposal companies serve your area.
Starting in July of 1998, with grant monies from the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Whatcom County Solid Waste Division has taken part in a program to help clean up litter from our trails and county roads
The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is comprised of a county-wide 11-member group of citizens, public interest groups, business, the waste management and recycling industries and local elected public officials (or their designees).