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There is a SWAC & DSAC Joint Work Session scheduled for October 26th, 2022 fro 6:00pm-7:00pm.  For more information, click here.


For information on the Benton County Solid Waste Assessment Final Report by Oregon Consensus, please click here


To review the recording of the last SWAC meeting (August 24th), click here.


The purpose of the Solid Waste Advisory Council (SWAC) is to assist the Board of Commissioners in Planning and implementation of solid waste management, pursuant to BCC Chapter 23, the Benton County Solid Waste Management Ordinance.

SWAC meetings are open to the public and meetings take place the 4th Wednesday of each month and start at 6:00 pm.  For information on our next meeting, call 541-766-6819.  

The Council consists of ten (10) membership positions. All members are appointed by the Benton County Board of Commissioners. 

The Disposal Site Advisory Committee meets quarterly.  You can find more information on DSAC here.  

Interested in Serving?

Participation on county boards and commissions involves citizens directly in local government in an impactful way and provides the Board of Commissioners with timely input on important issues. Members of Benton County's various advisory boards and committees are unpaid volunteers who devote numerous hours of their time to these community activities. In all there are 26 advisory boards, commissions and committees and members may serve up to two consecutive terms. Members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners to fill vacancies, which have set terms.

For more information about Benton County advisory boards and committees or the application process can contact Teresa Farley at 541-766-6890, or by email.

Click here to fill out an online application for Advisory Boards and Committees.


Solid Waste Advisory Council Members:

Member Term of Service
Chuck Gilbert Begin: 01/01/21 Expire: 12/31/23 (Partial Term)
Deborah Gile Begin 01/01/19  Expire 12/31/24
Ken Eklund, Chair Begin 01/01/22 Expire 12/31/24
John McEvoy Begin 01/01/21  Expire 12/31/23
Marge Popp Begin 01.01.21  Expire 12.31.23 (Partial Term)
Joel Geier Begin 01.01.21  Expire 12.31.23 (Partial Term)
Mark Yeager, Vice Chair Begin: 01/01/20 Expire: 12/31/22 (Partial Term)
VACANT (Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Member)  
VACANT (Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Member)  
VACANT (Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Member)  


For information about current membership vacancies and/or for a membership application, please call the Board's office at 541-766-6800.