Solid Waste Agency


The purpose of the Solid Waste Agency is the mutual sharing of responsibilities to provide Solid Waste Management to Josephine County, oversee franchise agreements on behalf of all three jurisdictions, rate setting and rate changes, and the collection and allocation of the environmental program fee.

The agency is a seven-member board, three each from the City of Grants Pass and Josephine County and one from the City of Cave Junction. Any allocation of the environmental program fee proceeds must be made when at least five board members are present.

The Budget Committee consists of seven citizens.

The Solid Waste Agency Board members' terms are ongoing. The Budget Committee members are appointed by the Board and filled, in staggering terms.

Board Members

  • Rob Brandes, Chair
  • Rick Riker, Vice Chair
  • Alex Ponder
  • Brad Clark
  • Justin Fimbres
  • Kyrrha Sevco
  • Wally Hicks

Budget Committee Members

  • Tom Bradbeer
  • Stephen Haydon
  • Layne Lange
  • James Lowe
  • Robert (Bob) McCraley
  • Garry Penning
  • Bruce Philbrick

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

The Managing Agency

The City of Grants Pass functions as the managing agency with a contract that will expire on June 30, 2023.

The proposal provides for the City to complete a specified scope of services on behalf of the agency. The services include legal compliance for the board, budget and finance functions, and clerical support.

Financial Reporting

The annual financial report for the Josephine County-City of Grants Pass Solid Waste Agency for FY 2022 is posted below.

Josephine County-City of Grants Pass Solid Waste Agency FY 2022


  1. Pick up a SWA Budget Committee Application at the Public Works office at City Hall, or:

    Submit the application online
    Open and print the PDF application