Montgomery County Solid Waste District Committees Elect Centerville Mayor Brooks Compton as Chair

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District, a division of Montgomery County Environmental Services, held elections for leaders of its Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) and Solid Waste Management Policy Committee (SWMPC) on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Centerville Mayor Brooks Compton was nominated by peers to serve as chair of SWAC and SWMPC. Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge also serves on both committees.

“Montgomery County is pleased to have Mayor Compton lead our solid waste committees,” Commissioner Dodge said. “These very important committees enlist a diverse group of community leaders and subject-matter experts to ensure the well-being of the County’s solid waste operations, and in turn, our environment. I am very much looking forward to Mayor Compton’s leadership as he helps our Solid Waste District be the best it can be in 2020.”

SWAC reviews and makes policy recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the Solid Waste District operating budget, changes to the solid waste disposal system, and more. In accordance with House Bill 592, SWMPC is responsible for ensuring the County has adequate solid waste disposal capacity, reduces landfill reliance, and sets appropriate disposal fees. In total, 12 community leaders from 11 municipalities and organizations make up SWAC/SWMPC.

“Solid waste management and recycling are critical issues for our community,” Mayor Compton said. “Montgomery County has been a leader in tackling these concerns. For example, SWAC was the first in the state when it was established in 1977. It is an honor to succeed former Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church and his thoughtful leadership as chair to this important work.”         

Serving next to Mayor Compton as Vice Chair is Clay Township Trustee Steve Woolf, followed by City of Dayton Director of Public Works Fred Stovall as Second Chair. These appointments were also made at the Jan. 22 session.

SWAC and SWMPC hold quarterly public meetings at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District, located at 2550 Sandridge Drive in Moraine, Ohio. For more details regarding upcoming meetings, please visit Montgomery County’s website at www.mcohio.org.