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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
REPORT ILLEGAL WASTE
Each summer, the Kittitas County Solid Waste Department hires a Supervisor and Litter Crew members to pick up litter along County roadsides from June until August. The Kittitas County Solid Waste Youth Litter Crew was started in 2007. Litter Crew’s goal every summer is to remove litter and illegally dumped material from public lands and roadways. Litter Crew also provides litter and illegal dump prevention education to citizens of Kittitas County. This program is funded by a Washington State Department of Ecology grant. Check the County website for employment opportunities. (Litter Crew Job Details)
In the summer of 2022, the Kittitas County Solid Waste Litter Crew picked up litter and illegal dump cleanup of:
130 road miles
68 acres cleaned
4 illegal dumpsites cleaned
346 pounds of material recycled
5,880 pounds of litter collected
5,640 pounds of debris from illegal dumpsites
960 Combined Hours
National Secure Your Load Day is held annually on June 6th and honors people whose lives are impacted or taken by unsecured vehicle loads and road debris, and encourages all drivers to properly secure their loads every time they drive.
Each year an “Annual Durr Road Cleanup” event is hosted by Kittitas County Field & Stream Club and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Solid Waste provides litter bags and disposal.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.