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Waste Management Commission

The Waste Management Commission is an 18 member advisory body to the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Supervisors established the Waste Management Commission on July 13, 1982. Members of the Waste Management Commission are selected in the following ways:

Ten Members:

Two public members appointed by each Supervisor to a two-year term.  Appointee must reside in Orange County, and may not be a representative of the waste industry.

Five Members: Five city council members, one from a city located in each of the five Orange County Supervisorial Districts, appointed by the City Selection Committee for the County of Orange, California (the City Selection Committee) to a three-year term.
One Member: The Chair of the City Selection Committee or any elected city official designee to a three-year term.
One Member: A City Manager appointed by the City Selection Committee to a three-year term.
One Member: The Director, OC Waste & Recycling, or his or her designee, shall be a non-voting member of the Commission.

The current members of the Waste Management Commission are:

Mike Alvarez

City Selection Committee - 3rd District

Cheryl Brothers, Vice Chair  

City Selection Committee - 1st District

Joe J. Carchio

2nd District

Cynthia Conners

City Selection Committee - 5th District

Donald R. Froelich, Chair

3rd District

Dr. Beth Haney

3rd District

Rob Johnson

City Selection Committee - 2nd District

Christine Marick

City Selection Committee - 4th District

Tina M. Nieto 

2nd District

Bret M. Plumlee

City Selection Committee - City Manager Representative

David J. Shawver

City Selection Committee - At Large

Joe Soto

5th District

Mark Tettemer

5th District

Juan Villegas

1st District


1st District


4th District

4th District

Ex Officio:

Thomas D. Koutroulis

Director, OC Waste & Recycling

The purpose of the Waste Management Commission is to advise the Orange County Board of Supervisors on matters relating to municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management, operation and maintenance of the County's landfills, and other facilities related to the County's solid waste disposal system.

The Waste Management Commission meets quarterly on the second Thursday of March, June, September, and December at 2:00 p.m.

2019 Meeting Dates

    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    Thursday, September 12, 2019
    Thursday, December 12, 2019

All meetings are held at 2:00 p.m. at OC Waste & Recycling Headquarters:

300 North Flower Street
Room 467
Santa Ana, CA 92703
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WMC Meetings and Agendas

For more information about the Waste Management Commission please contact Ruth Wardwell at (714) 834-4060 or via email at