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.
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.
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.
Solid Waste staff follow up on concerns and complaints regarding violation of solid waste regulations.