Waste management plan OK’d in county

The Washington County Board on March 27 approved the county’s waste management master plan. The purpose of the Washington County Waste Management Master Plan is to guide county waste management activities. This revised plan replaces the 2005-2024 county master plan. Community input was an important component of the revision process. A stakeholder outreach effort was implemented to gather information from residents, businesses, schools, waste haulers, and local government through surveys and interviews. An ad hoc waste management planning committee provided direction on incorporating findings from the stakeholder outreach effort into the plan. In addition, a meeting of city and township staff gathered additional feedback and the draft plan was available on the county’s website for public review and comment. The plan builds upon a mature waste system where parts of the system are working well and some areas need additional attention.