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Join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) of Seattle Public Utilities 

Looking for a way to get involved in your community and have a voice in government? Want to help shape Seattle’s recycling, compost, and disposal services and move towards Zero Waste? Then we want YOU as a member of SWAC! Apply NOW to join SWAC by June 24, 2022.


  • Filling out the application form should take no more than 20-30 minutes
  • If completing an online application presents a barrier or challenge, please contact SWAC Coordinator, Quinn Apuzzo, for additional ways to apply via telephone or email.

SWAC members work with SPU’s Solid Waste team to provide recommendations, feedback, and share community insights into programs, policies, and outreach objectives around recycling, compost, garbage, and waste prevention. SWAC members also assist in the review of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal. In addition, members review and comments upon proposed plans, rules, policies, or ordinances prior to their adoption.

SWAC members bring expertise from their communities and organizations, with different professional and life experiences, to ensure SPU can make Seattle the best place to live for everyone. SPU values partnering with SWAC members to uphold the City of Seattle’s City Values, including racial and social justice. 

We are actively seeking a diverse candidate pool to help inform SPU’s Solid Waste Division on its work and vision to become a community-centered utility. Consider joining the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

If it is not the right fit for you, please help us spread the word! Download our recruitment packet, learn more about the SWAC’s work, and how to get involved.