Solid waste regulations
WAC 173-350-010 The purpose of this reduction and recycling rule is to protect public health, to prevent land, air, and water pollution, and conserve the state's natural, economic, and energy resources by:
Land, Waste, and Cleanup Topics
Learn what the EPA does to regulate and reduce wastes, and to help clean up when wastes or harmful substances pollute the land we live on.
Complaints of improper or illegal solid waste, animal waste or garbage on the ground are investigated. The Asotin County Public Health Environmental division works closely with the Department of Ecology to ensure solid waste regulations are followed. Solid waste includes garbage, rubbish, ashes, industrial wastes, demolition and construction wastes, abandoned vehicles or parts, discarded items, wood waste, medical waste, tires, recyclable items, sewage sludge and septage (from septic tanks).
Solid waste (garbage) in Asotin County
Proper storage and disposal of solid waste is a very important public health practice. The pictures on this page were all taken in Asotin County. Please help us rid Asotin County of these types of Environmental Health Problems. Improper disposal and storage of solid waste can result in groundwater contamination, rodent and mosquito breeding, fire hazards, and injuries due to contact with corrosive chemicals and sharp objects.
Asotin County Public Health leads the community through education and evidence-based practices to prevent illness, promote health, and protect the environment to improve the quality of life in our communities.