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Posted on: November 14, 2019

King County Announces 2020 Increase in Recycling & Garbage Transfer Facilities Fees

An increase in rates that fund hazardous wastes program services in King County will affect garbage fees charged at King County solid waste facilities in 2020.

Effective January 1, 2020, fees charged at King County Solid Waste Division recycling and garbage transfer facilities will incur a small increase. In 2018, the King County Board of Health approved an increase in the “moderate risk waste surcharge” that funds hazardous waste programs. The fee for a load up to 320 pounds will increase $0.10; the per-ton fee increase is $0.26. The same increases also apply to the fees charged charitable organizations.

The fee table and footnotes from King County Solid Waste Division are provided below. If you have questions, please call the Division at 206-477-4466.

KC Solid Waste Fee Increase Table for 2020

1 The total minimum fee is rounded to the nearest $0.25 per King County Code 10.12.030.

2 In 2018 the King County Board of Health, which sets the moderate risk waste surcharge amount that funds hazardous waste programs throughout the county, approved a rate schedule with an increase each year for the four-year period 2019-2022.

3 To qualify for this fee, charitable organizations must meet the criteria as defined in King County Code, Title 10. Solid Waste, Chapter 10.04.020.

Note: some haulers are exempt from paying the surcharge and state refuse tax at King County solid waste facilities.


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