Chapter 7.14
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

Sections:

7.14.010    Definitions “A” through “L.”

7.14.020    Definitions “M” through “Z.”

7.14.030    Snohomish County system designated.

7.14.040    Snohomish County authority.

7.14.050    Solid waste diversion, county approval required.

7.14.060    When disposal provisions shall not apply.

7.14.070    Unlawful disposal of solid waste.

7.14.080    Penalties.

7.14.090    Interlocal agreement authorized, when.

7.14.100    Severability.

7.14.010 Definitions “A” through “L.”

As used in this chapter, the following definitions apply:

“City” means the city of Lynnwood, Washington.

“Comprehensive solid waste management plan” or “comprehensive plan” means the Snohomish County comprehensive solid waste management plan, including a recycling element, as adopted by Snohomish County Motion No. 90-052, and as amended from time-to-time.

“County” means Snohomish County, Washington.

“Interlocal agreement” means the interlocal agreement regarding solid waste disposal and site designation between the county and its cities and towns, which is incorporated herein by this reference. (Ord. 1747 § 1, 1990)

7.14.020 Definitions “M” through “Z.”

As used in this chapter, the following definitions apply:

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

“Solid waste” means solid waste as defined by WAC 173-304-100(73), except for wastes excluded by WAC 173-304-015.

“Solid waste handling” means the management, storage, collection, transportation, treatment, utilization, processing, and final disposal of solid wastes, the recovery of energy resources from such wastes or the conversion of the energy in such wastes or more useful forms or combinations thereof, and as such term is defined by RCW 70.95.030(17).

“System” means all facilities for solid waste handling owned or operated, or contracted for, by the county, and all administrative activities related thereto. (Ord. 1747 § 1, 1990)

7.14.030 Snohomish County system designated.

All solid waste generated within the corporate limits of the city shall be disposed of through the county system as provided for in the comprehensive plan, which is hereby adopted by this reference, except as otherwise provided in LMC 7.14.060. (Ord. 1747 § 2, 1990)

7.14.040 Snohomish County authority.

Snohomish County is authorized to designate disposal sites for the disposal of all solid waste which is generated within the city, subject to all applicable laws and regulations of the Snohomish health district and the city. (Ord. 1747 § 2, 1990)

7.14.050 Solid waste diversion, county approval required.

No solid waste may be diverted from the disposal sites designated by the county without the county’s approval or as provided in the comprehensive plan. (Ord. 1747 § 2, 1990)

7.14.060 When disposal provisions shall not apply.

LMC 7.14.030 through 7.14.050 shall not apply:

A. 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;

B. To 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;

C. Where disposal is otherwise provided for under state or federal law. (Ord. 1747 § 2, 1990)

7.14.070 Unlawful disposal of solid waste.

It is unlawful for any person to dispose of any solid waste generated in the city and subject to this chapter unless that person complies with the provisions of RCW 70.95.240, 70.95.500 and 70.95.610 which are hereby adopted by this reference. (Ord. 1747 § 3, 1990)

7.14.080 Penalties.

Any violation of the provisions of RCW 70.95.240 shall be a misdemeanor, and any person found guilty thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment in jail not to exceed 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 $1,000.

Any violation of the provisions of RCW 70.95.500 shall be no less than $200.00 nor more than $2,000 for each offense. (Ord. 1747 § 3, 1990)

7.14.090 Interlocal agreement authorized, when.

The city council authorizes and directs the mayor to execute the Interlocal Agreement on behalf of the city. This authorization is conditioned on similar approval by subscribing cities that represent at least 60 percent of the projected service population, and further conditioned on adoption by the county of its solid waste management plan. A copy of the comprehensive plan shall be on file with the city clerk. (Ord. 1747 § 4, 1990)

7.14.100 Severability.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this chapter 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 chapter. (Ord. 1747 § 5, 1990)