County Solid Waste Local Task Force has two open seats

Published on July 14, 2016

The task force that helps develop plans to reduce half of the county’s waste stream has open seats. The Solid Waste Local Task Force has two at-large vacancies.

In 1989, state law required all jurisdictions to reduce their waste by 50 percent. To help develop plans to meet the mandate, task forces were created and now continue to coordinate development of recycling, waste reduction and waste management plans. The task force is made up of 16 representatives appointed by the board of supervisors, the planning commission, each of Placer’s incorporated cities and towns, franchised waste haulers, landfill and materials recovery facility operators, an environmental group and three at-large members, which represent the general public.

Only Placer County residents are eligible to apply for these vacancies. The task force meets on the first Thursday of February, May, August and November in Auburn at 9 a.m. Members do not receive compensation for their services and members serve at the pleasure of the board. Anyone interested in being a part of the task force is encouraged to complete an application and submit it to the Clerk of the Board, 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603.