Chapter 8.16


8.16.010    Definitions

8.16.020    Snohomish County System Designated

8.16.030    Unlawful Disposal of Solid Waste

8.16.040    Interlocal Agreement Approved

8.16.050    Severability

8.16.010 Definitions.

As used in this ordinance, the following definitions apply:

A.    “City/Town” means the City/Town of Lake Stevens, Washington.

B.    “Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan” or “Comprehensive Plan” means the Snohomish County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, including a recycling element, as adopted by County Motion No. 90-, and as amended from time to time.

C.    “County” means Snohomish County, Washington.

D.    “Interlocal Agreement” means the Interlocal Agreement Regarding Solid Waste Disposal Site Designation, attached and incorporated herein by this reference.

E.    “Person” means an individual, firm association, partnership, political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, public or private corporation, or any other entity whatsoever.

F.    “Solid Waste” means solid waste as defined by RCW 70.95.030(16) and WAC 173-304-100(73) with the exception of wastes excluded by WAC 173.304.015.

G.    “Solid waste handling” means the management, storage, collection, transportation, treatment, utilization, processing, and final disposal of solid wastes, including the recovery and recycling materials from solid wastes, the recovery of energy resources from such wastes or the conversion of the energy in such wastes to more useful forms or combinations thereof, and as such term may be modified by amendments to RCW 70.95.030(17).

H.    “System” means all facilities for solid waste handling owned or operated, or contracted for, by the County, and all administrative activities related thereto.

8.16.020 Snohomish County System Designated.

A.    All solid waste generated within the corporate limits of the City/Town of Lake Stevens shall be disposed of through the County system as provided for in the Comprehensive Plan except as otherwise provided in subsection D.

B.    Snohomish County is authorized to designate disposal sites for the disposal of all solid waste which is generated within the City/Town of Lake Stevens subject to the applicable laws and regulations of the Snohomish County Health Department and the City/Town if located within the City/Town.

C.    No Solid Waste may be diverted from the disposal sites designated by Snohomish County without Snohomish County approval or as provided in the Comprehensive Plan.

D.    The provisions of the Section shall not apply:

1.    To the disposal of Solid Waste through the waste recycling element of the Comprehensive Plan or any waste reduction or recycling plan approved by the County;

2.    To the disposal of hazardous wastes or substances where disposal into the County system is prohibited or where other provisions pursuant to state or federal law are made for the handling of such wastes or substances.

3.    Where disposal is otherwise provided for under state or federal law. (Ord. 1179, Sec. 4, 2024)

8.16.030 Unlawful Disposal of Solid Waste.

A.    It is unlawful for any person to dispose of any solid waste generated in the City/Town of Lake Stevens and subject to this ordinance unless they comply with the provisions of RCW 70.95.240, RCW 70.95.500 and RCW 70.95.610 which are hereby adopted by reference.

B.    Any violation of the provisions of RCW 70.95.240 shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment in jail not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Any violation of the provisions of RCW 70.95.610 shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

Any violation of the provisions of RCW 70.95.500 shall be punishable by a civil penalty, which shall be no less than two hundred dollars ($200.00), nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) for each offense.

8.16.040 Interlocal Agreement Approved.

The City/Town Council of Lake Stevens authorizes and directs the Mayor to execute the Interlocal Agreement on behalf of the City/Town. A copy of the Comprehensive Plan is on file with City/Town Clerk and is incorporated by reference.

8.16.050 Severability.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this Ordinance should be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality thereof shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this Ordinance. (Ord. 353, 1990)