Solid Waste


Pollution Prevention Assistance 

  • EnviroStars Certification
  • Pollution Prevention Resources
  • Spill Planning and Response

Learn more about pollution prevention assistance.

Jefferson County Public Health's Solid Waste Program protects public health and the environment in Jefferson County by addressing issues related to solid waste (non-hazardous) and hazardous waste.

Staff Responsibilities

Solid Waste staff oversee the design, construction, and operation of landfills and composting facilities. We also regulate the transfer station, recycling facility, household hazardous waste facility, and rural waste collection facilities.

Other programs that staff oversee are the site hazard assessments and initial investigations of accidental spills and historical contamination. View the Cleanup Site Search website.

Program Services

The Solid Waste Program provides information regarding proper disposal of garbage, recycling, composting, and hazardous waste handling, storage, and disposal to businesses and residents. We consult with business operators, maintain a resource library, and participate in community events.