Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Mission Statement


The purposes of the Frederick County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) include making recommendations to the County Executive concerning the soundest methods of waste disposal, recycling, and waste reduction, and advising the County Executive on specifically requested policy alternatives. SWAC also makes findings of consistency with the County's Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) for all proposed amendments to the SWMP. 
 

Membership


The Committee is comprised of thirteen (13) citizen volunteers and the designated member of the County Council. SWAC members must be residents of and registered voters in Frederick County. The Committee shall seek, but not be limited to, candidates with specific expertise in business, environmental advocacy, civic organization involvement, local government, public policy, public health, solid waste collection, or recycling. SWAC seeks to make decisions by consensus, to the extent possible, taking into consideration the broad spectrum of opinions and information existing in the community at large. For more information on membership, please see the SWAC Charter, or call the Division of Solid Waste and Recycling at 301-600-2890.
  
Meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8 pm (see the meetings and agendas page).

The Committee shall have 12 voting members in the following categories:
 Designated Initial Term
 Business - Industrial
 2 years
 Business - Commercial / Retail
 3 years
 Business - Hi-Tech / Financial
 4 years
 Environmental Group
 2 years
 Civic Organization
 3 years
 Municipality- Population 40,000 or more
 4 years
 Municipality - Population of 39,999 or less
 2 years
 Commercial Solid Waste / Recycling Company
 3 years

Non-Designated
Initial Term
 At-large (one position)
 2 years
 At-large (two positions)
 3 years
 At-large (one position)
 4 years

Committee members are subject to the provisions of the Frederick County Ethics Ordinance. In the event any Committee member has a conflict of interest (financial or otherwise) that might limit the member’s fair and impartial participation in Committee deliberations or decisions, the member shall inform the Committee as to the circumstances of such conflict, and refrain from participating in the discussion or decision in the matter giving rise to the conflict. Per the Frederick County Ethics Law, SWAC members are required to complete an annual Financial Disclosure Statement. For more information, contact the County Attorney's Office at 301-600-1030.