Seattle Public Utilities

Calculating Residential Garbage Dumpster Rates

The charge for each container will be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

(A*m) + ((B*cy)*m), where

A = Trip rate
B = Volume rate
m = number of pick-ups per month (4.33 per month for weekly service)
cy = number of cubic yards picked up at each collection

The following trip and volume rates will apply.

 2017effective April 1, 20182017effective April 1, 2018
Trip Rate (A)$22.85$23.55$29.15$30.60
Volume Rate (B)  $43.35$44.35

The account fee is $40.10 per account. Effective April 1, 2018 it will be $40.85 per account.

Special Collection Rates

As of January 1, 2011, special collections are charged at 130 percent of the rate for a single pickup of the same size container as outlined in the rate schedules above.