Solid Waste Permits
The Snohomish County Health D issues permits for garbage disposal, waste handling, and composting activities in Snohomish County. Examples of permitted activities include:
- Transfer Stations
- Drop-Box Locations
- Piles Used for Storage and Treatment
- Surface Impoundments and Tanks
- Moderate Risk Waste Facilities
- Composting Facilities
Solid waste permit application information
Every new facility is required to submit applicable permits, plans and the required fee at the time of application. Application submittals may need the following:
- Engineering reports and plans
- Evidence of Compliance with SEPA
- General Solid Waste Permit Application (PDF)
- Permit application specific to the type of operation
- Plan of operation
- Plan review fee: see the Solid Waste Fee Schedule (PDF)
Solid waste facility types
In addition to the above materials, each facility will need to submit one or more of the following applications:
Solid waste permit exemptions
Solid Waste Handling Standards specifies that certain solid waste facilities are exempt from solid waste permitting if they meet certain requirements and operation procedures as identified in Chapter 173-350 WAC. Exempt facilities may include recycling facilities, composting facilities, piles used for storage treatment, moderate risk waste facilities, etc. To operate as an exempt facility, the following must be submitted for review:
- Notice of Intent to Operate Under Terms and Conditions for Solid Waste Permit Exemption
- Annual Report
- inspection fee (see the Solid Waste Fee Schedule (PDF)).
SOLID WASTE PERMIT Modifications
Solid waste permit fees
Solid waste permits are valid July 1 through June 30. Permits issued on or after January 1 are eligible for a reduced fee. Fees for multiple solid waste facilities at one location are charged the highest permit fee plus 2/3 of the applicable permit fee for each additional permitted operation.
*In addition to base fees, we charge $215 an hour when base fee time limits are exceeded.
3020 Rucker Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
3020 Rucker Avenue Suite 104 Everett WA 98201
Phone: 425-339-5250Fax: 425-339-5254
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please arrive no later than 3:45 p.m.
Customer service counter
opens at 9:30 a.m. the first
and third Thursdays of every
Did You Know?
Snohomish County Health D conducts approximately 300 inspections of solid waste facilities annually.